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Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

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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Amazon is running a sale on a couple of notable Switch titles. Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Resident Evil Triple Pack are both $10 off. They’re both on Amazon here.

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It’s been made pretty clear that Fire Emblem: Three Houses is doing very well in the UK thus far. Further backing that up is an interesting sales tidbit. At launch, Fire Emblem: Three Houses sold around 15 times higher than Radiant Dawn, a previous console entry in the series.

We had also heard a few days ago that Fire Emblem: Three Houses topped the charts in its first week. It sold almost double the launch sales of Fire Emblem Awakening, and more than double the combined sales of the Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest.


The Spanish numbers are here and Three Houses managed to sell about 2.5x times more than Fates on its first week.

Debut Spanish sales are in for Fire Emblem: Three Houses. In its first week, the game managed to sell 19,500 copies. While that may not seem like much, Fire Emblem Fates sold just 8,000 units. That means Three Houses sold 2.5 times more than the 3DS entry.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses currently holds the sixth biggest opening of the year in Spain. It’s above some big games such as The Division 2, Mortal Kombat 11, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

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One of the most well-known aspects about the Fire Emblem series is the usage of the weapon triangle. The main idea behind the gameplay feature is that a group of weapons may have advantages against one type, but is weak against another. Although the weapon triangle was present in quite a number of Fire Emblem games, it doesn’t appear in Three Houses.

Director Toshiyuki Kusakihara commented on its removal in an interview with GameSpot. Speaking with the site, Kusakihara explained why the team decided against using it in this particular game, stating:

Fire Emblem: Three Houses

Early reports are in for Fire Emblem: Three Houses’ debut sales in the UK.

In its first week, the game managed to top the charts. We’re also hearing that it sold nearly double the launch sales of Fire Emblem Awakening. On top of that, it had more than double the combined sales of the first two Fire Emblem Fates (Birthright / Conquest) games.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses secured the number one spot by a wide margin. It doubled up on the boxed sales of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, which also came out a few days ago.


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A massive game arrived on Switch yesterday in the form of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This is the first console Fire Emblem in the series in quite some time, and the first true entry in the series on Switch.

We imagine that many of you have started playing through Three Houses already. If that’s the case, how are you feeling about it so far? Which house did you choose? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

This week’s issue of Famitsu has a big Fire Emblem: Three Houses developer interview. Director Toshiyuki Kusakihara of Intelligent Systems, along with Nintendo’s Genki Yokota, participated in the lengthy discussion.

During the interview, Kusakihara and Yokota discussed Fire Emblem: Three Houses origins, what it was like to work with Koei Tecmo, the game’s Japanese title, what to expect from the Expansion Pass, and more. You can read our full translation below.

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