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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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Original: Did you purchase the Expansion Pass for Fire Emblem: Three Houses? Are you having trouble starting the game? You’ll be happy to hear that it isn’t an isolated incident, and Nintendo is aware of the issue.

Nintendo has announced that it will distribute the latest system update for Switch later today. It is intended to correct the aforementioned issue.

We’ll report back on when it’s live, and if the update happens to include anything else.

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Hello, my boy cops and girl cops! In today’s episode of NEP, we’re catching up on a ton of game announcements and games we’ve been playing. Clifton Roy of Gayme Married on YouTube makes a brief cameo, Galen shares how he first found out about cheat codes and much more. Come hang out!

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SuperData has a new report on gaming sales for the month of July. Fire Emblem: Three Houses had a great debut, as the game reportedly sold 800,000 digital units throughout the month. That number makes the Switch title the best digital launch in franchise history.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses placed #3 in terms of digital console gaming sales in July. Here’s the full chart:

Nintendo has put together a trailer that showcases the new Fire Emblem: Three Houses theme for Tetris 99. Have a look at it below.


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Hello, my beautiful bubbles and bobbles. This week on NEP, we’re gushing about Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Oni tries (and fails) to not talk about FE3H the entire episode, while Galen picks arbitrary battles as he defends Cooking Mama. Oni also gives some first impressions with the Grandia HD Collection, and the gang discusses all the game announcements and details we got this week! Could a Nintendo Direct be coming next month?
We finish things off by chatting about games with sequels where one was exponentially better than the other. Both Galen and Oni dive into their pasts to pull up some sore memories of their favorite games…

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The next online competition in Tetris 99 (the Grand Prix or Maximum Cup, depending on your region) will take place next week. The European version will run from 09:00 CEST on 23/08 until 08:59 CEST on 27/08. Once again, this competition will have a specific theme following the Splatoon 2 theme of the fifth competition. This time, it’ll be a crossover event with Fire Emblem: Three Houses. If you reach 100 points, you will receive an exclusive Fire Emblem: Three Houses in-game theme.

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Thanks to the latest NPD report, we finally know how Fire Emblem: Three Houses performed in the United States. In July, it was the best-selling game across all platforms – and that’s not including digital sales.

NPD says Three Houses has secured the largest launch of a Fire Emblem game in U.S. history. Launch month sales tripled those of the previous best-seller in release month, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Three Houses is already the second best-selling entry in the franchise, and should eventually overtake Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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Right around Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ launch, we learned that a new, even harder difficulty mode would be added to the game. The details surrounding it haven’t been officially shared, but thanks to the efforts of dataminer DeathChaos25, we have some earlier information.

In its first week, Fire Emblem: Three Houses sold a little over 150,000 copies in Japan. Dengeki now reports that it managed to sell through 80 percent of its initial shipment, which is quite high.

Based on the data and information we have so far, it’s no surprise to hear that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is off to a strong start. Dengeki emphasizes this by comparing the Switch title to a couple of previous console entries. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance sold 99,800 copies in its first week and 169,000 copies in total. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn sold 89,000 units in its first week before going on to sell 183,000 units overall.

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Hello my beautiful Black Eagles, Blue Lions and Golden Deer! In this episode of NEP, we put on the boxing gloves and discuss microtransactions in gaming, why Fire Emblem: Three Houses is so damn good, and the wild mechanics with Dragon Quest Hero as he debuts in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. We also have a chat about the new additions to Nintendo Switch Online and if they save the service or not, Ubisoft’s Chinese Rabbids game and the meager announcements from Nintendo and Tencent at ChinaJoy. Finally in our Listener Mail segment, we recommend JRPGs and give our brutally honest feelings about the Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts series.

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