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Fire Emblem is a long running strategy role-playing franchise developed by Intelligent Systems and published by Nintendo. The first game released in 1990 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The games revolve around tactical movement of sword-wielding characters across grid-based environments. The series was Japan exclusive until 2003 when the series came to the West with the release of Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade. Due to poor sales of the series, Fire Emblem Awakening was conceived as the final installment of the franchise. As a result of the record-breaking sales of the game and widespread critical acclaim, the series was allowed to continue.[1] As of December 2020, the Fire Emblem franchise has sold over 16.68 million copies worldwide.

Games

Main series

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
1990 NES Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light 0.329 [2]
1992 NES Fire Emblem Gaiden 0.325 [2]
1994 SNES Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem 0.776 [2]
1996 SNES Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War 0.498 [2]
1999 SNES Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 0.158 [2]
2002 GBA Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade 0.346 [2]
2003 GBA Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade 0.848* [2][3][4]
2004 GBA Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 0.803* [2][3][5]
2005 GCN Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 0.536* [2][6]
2007 Wii Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 0.408* [2][7][8]
2008 DS Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon 0.526* [2][7][9]
2010 DS Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~ 0.251 [2]
2012 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening 2.33 [10]
2015 3DS Fire Emblem Fates 3.03 [10]
2017 3DS Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 0.75* [11]
2019 Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses 3.40 [10]
Total sales 15.314

Spinoffs

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2015 Wii U Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 0.33* [12]
2017 Mobile Fire Emblem Heroes Free
2018 New 3DS/Switch Fire Emblem Warriors 1.00 [13]
2020 Switch Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore 0.039JPN [14]
2022 Switch Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes
Total sales 1.369

Notes

  • * include VGChartz numbers
    • Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade - 0.265 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.393 (NA) [NPD], 0.19 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones - 0.247 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.376 (NA) [NPD], 0.18 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance - 0.156 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.38 (NA/EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn - 0.172 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.176 (NA) [NPD], 0.06 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
    • Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon - 0.252 (JPN) [Famitsu], 0.214 (NA) [NPD], 0.06 (EU/Other) [VGChartz]
  • JPN currently only Japanese sales number available
  • Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~ was Japan exclusive.
  • Fire Emblem Fates was divided into three versions: Birthright and Conquest as physical releases, and Revelation as DLC.
    • Of the two physical versions of Fire Emblem Fates, Birthright was the better performer all-around, but Conquest was close behind.
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the best-selling strategy role playing game of all time.
  • Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo's most successful mobile game excluding Pokémon related titles. As of January 2020, the game has made $656 million in revenue.[15]

References

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