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Fire Emblem Fates sells 300,000 copies over its launch weekend

Fire Emblem Fates sold over 300,000 copies throughout its launch weekend, making it the most successful game in the franchise’s history.

Nintendo 3DS exclusive Fire Emblem Fates has only just released in North America, but has already surpassed every other game in the franchise.

Fire Emblem Fates is available in two separate versions – Birthright and Conquest – which may have contributed to such impressive sales.

The game is now the fastest-selling entry in franchise history in the United States. Nintendo is yet to announce a release date for European territories though.

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Nintendo of America marketing executive Scott Moffitt claim the sale numbers “prove the game’s undeniable appeal.”

Birthright was the best selling version, with Conquest following “close behind.” The latter is the “more challenging” experience, according to Nintendo.

These impressive sales are likely to increase further when the game comes to Europe later in 2016. US players may also want to play both versions of the game to experience the unique storyline and characters.

The base game is available for $40, but if you already own one you can purchase the second as DLC for $20.

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Such a successful launch is somewhat ironic when you consider Fire Emblem Awakening was planned as the very last game in the franchise.

Nintendo said the series was failing to capture western audiences for years until the launch of Awakening in February 2012.

Fire Emblem Fates is now available in North America and Japan, and should be coming to Europe later this year.

Hurry up, Nintendo!

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