Fire Emblem Fates sold more than 300,000 copies across both its Birthright and Conquest versions during its first weekend. This shattered Fire Emblem franchise records. Nintendo announced that Fates is now the fastest-selling entry in the series in the United States, selling five times more copies than 2013’s Fire Emblem Awakening, during its first three days after launch.

Nintendo of America marketing executive, Scott Moffatt, said the game’s early sales numbers “prove the game’s undeniable appeal.” Birthright was the top-seller of the two, though Conquest, which was described as the “more challenging” of the two games, came in “close behind”.

Sales are likely to grow further still, as players who bought Birthright will want to check out the story for Conquest, and vise versa, and will probably end up buying the other version. Birthright and Conquest sell for $40 each, however, if you already own one of them, you can buy the other as DLC for $20.

Even if most people don’t end up buying the other version, Nintendo still stands to make more money from Fates beyond game sales alone. The first DLC map launched for free alongside the game on February 19th, additional paid maps will be released through the end of April. Nintendo stated that fans can buy them all together through Map Pack 1, which costs $18 and delivers 11 maps in total. Purchased individually, you’d pay more than $24.

In addition to DLC maps, a third story called Revelation will launch on March 10th for $20. You need to own Birthright OR Conquest to have access to the new story. However, It provides new details on characters and events from Birthright AND Conquest.

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