Earlier today, Nintendo revealed its latest earning release from March 2022 to March 2023. And, as per usual for the gigantic corporation, it raked in a lot of money, but what sticks out for Fire Emblem fans is the success of Fire Emblem Engage sales.
Fire Emblem Engage follows the tale of Alear, a Divine Dragon who has slumbered for the past 1000 years. It is only when the Fell Dragon Sombron returns that they are awoken. With the help of Emblem Rings – divine beings with immense power – Alear and the companions they meet along the way will help to drive the scourge of evil back.
Fire Emblem Engage was released on the Nintendo Switch back in late January this year to a mostly positive reception. Polygon commended the game’s attention to “brevity,” and Eurogamer called Engage a “fine RPG that further innovates an already rich combat system.” Our own review of the game commended its brilliant combat system, but openly commiserated that its characters and stories weren’t quite as engaging (hah) as Fire Emblem: Three Houses.
Regardless of what we thought though, gamers interested in the tactical and strategic title clearly had their heart set on the game at release. From its release to March 2023, Fire Emblem Engage has sold 1.61 million units, with 430,000 sold in Japan and 1.18 million sold overseas.
Considering how much the game has sold in the space of only a few months, curious minds will wonder whether Fire Emblem Engage will reach the height of sales of Three Houses. It, after all, doesn’t feature a lot of the social activities (such as the ever-famous tea time) that made it so popular, not the paired endings. Only time will tell.