Fire Emblem Fates Conquest and Birthright sell 300k copies during launch weekend

The question is: which game sold more copies, Birthright or Conquest?

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Fire Emblem Fates released last week, and today, Nintendo has revealed the game has sold over 300,000 units during its launch weekend, making it the fastest-selling game in franchise history.

“Both fans and critics are falling for Fire Emblem Fates, and the early sales numbers prove the game’s undeniable appeal,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “This strong momentum for Nintendo 3DS is only the beginning, as many more high-quality exclusive games are set to launch for the hand-held system over the next few months.”

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright was the top seller between the two versions of the game, although Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest came in a close second. Those who purchased one version of the game are still able to pick up the other for a discounted price of $19.99, although the offer is only good for the digital version of the games.

More content for Fire Emblem Fates is already available as its first DLC map was released for free on Feb. 19, with more maps to follow on a regular basis through April 21. On March 10, Fire Emblem Fates: Revelation will launch as exclusive DLC for both Birthright and Conquest. The third path to its story will offer a new adventure and is recommended for players who completed one or both of the other versions.

If you're one of the over 300,000 people who purchased Fire Emblem Fates and need help with the game, check out some of our guide content to help get you through those tough moments in the game:

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    February 24, 2016 6:53 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Fire Emblem Fates Conquest and Birthright sell 300k copies during launch weekend

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      February 24, 2016 9:38 AM

      wtf is going on with the different versions of this game? I have to buy it twice and then get some DLC to see the full story? Seems pretty shitty.

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        February 24, 2016 9:45 AM

        There's two stories but the whole game can be had for $60 since owning one makes the others half off or something.

        Its pretty much like Pokémon Color A/B/C only this time there's different story attached to them and units.

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        February 24, 2016 1:27 PM

        No, you buy it once and decide which full game you want to play. Then, if you had fun, you can buy dlc for the 3/4ths of the other game you didn't see. Then, if you're still having fun, you can buy dlc to see what would happen if you didn't choose either of the sides that make up the other two games.

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        February 24, 2016 1:52 PM

        It's three separate campaigns. $40 gets you either Birthright or Conquest. Then $20 to get the other once you own one of the two. And another $20 for the last digital-only campaign. So $80 for 50+ hours of gameplay seems reasonable I guess.

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          February 24, 2016 2:37 PM

          This doesn't seem reasonable to me at all. If I bought Skyrim but found I could only do quests for half of the factions unless I bought Skyrim again at half price and then only get the final quest line by buying DLC I'd be pretty pissed off. As it is I paid about £35 for it on release and got over 100 hours out of it. Same for Witcher 3.
          Imagine if you had to buy Mass Effect twice, once to get the renegade options and once to get the paragon options. Then DLC for your red, green and blue endings.

          I think the fact that it's story makes it worse. With Pokemon it's purely a different set of Pokemon (though not hugely different last time I played one) plus it has the whole trading thing going on so you buy one version and your friends buy another and you can trade. This just puts me right off.

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            February 24, 2016 6:49 PM

            Each game has a different campaign. They individually average over 40 hours

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            February 24, 2016 7:04 PM

            Yeah, I get that. I'm willing to give them a pass because Nintendo and I love FE.

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      February 24, 2016 2:27 PM

      They would have gotten even more money from me if the special edition had not been rare as shit.

      Who am I kidding, I will just buy both boxed copies of the regular edition.

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        February 24, 2016 2:48 PM

        Why you no buy as dlc?

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          February 24, 2016 6:50 PM

          I like collecting physical copies of games.

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            February 24, 2016 7:02 PM

            If you buy separate physical copies you lose out on whatever you get by sharing a single save across campaigns, I think.

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        February 24, 2016 2:57 PM

        You can get the other game as DLC for half the price.

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