Fire Emblem is a long running strategy role-playing franchise from 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 March 2020, the Fire Emblem franchise has sold 16.25 million copies worldwide.

Games[edit | edit source]

Main series[edit | edit source]

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 0.159 [2]
2002 GBA Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade 0.346 [2]
2003 GBA Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade 0.97* [3]
2004 GBA Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones 0.89* [4]
2005 GCN Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance 0.54* [5]
2007 Wii Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 0.49* [6]
2008 DS Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon 0.61* [7]
2010 DS Fire Emblem: New Mystery of the Emblem ~Heroes of Light and Shadow~ 0.251 [2]
2012 3DS Fire Emblem Awakening 2.31 [8]
2015 3DS Fire Emblem Fates 3.00 [8]
2017 3DS Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia 0.75 [9]
2019 Switch Fire Emblem: Three Houses 2.87 [8]
Total sales 15.11

Spinoffs[edit | edit source]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2015 Wii U Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE 0.105 [10][11]
2017 Mobile Fire Emblem Heroes N/A
2018 New 3DS / Switch Fire Emblem Warriors 1.00 [12]
2020 Switch Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore 0.039 [13]
Total sales 1.14

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • * identify VGChartz numbers
  • 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 FatesBirthright was the better performer all-around, but Conquest was close behind
  • Fire Emblem Fates is also the best-selling strategy role playing game of all time
  • Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo's most successful mobile game excluding Pokémon related titles

References[edit | edit source]

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