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Fire Emblem: Awakening DLC Sales Doing Well in Japan

by Josh Max - September 24, 2012, 8:19 am PDT
Total comments: 2 Source: http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/22/fire-emblem-a..., (Siliconera)

Nintendo's first DLC-enabled title is doing pretty well. 

The downloadable content for Fire Emblem: Awakening has brought in 380 million yen (approximately $4.8 million), Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association (CESA) Chariman Shin Unozawa revealed during a presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2012.

Unozawa also reported that 75% of 3DS owners in Japan have connected their device to the internet. This number had risen since the January report of only 60%.

Fire Emblem: Awakening, currently only available in Japan, sold around 1.2 million units since its April 2012 launch. Including the 380 million yen in DLC, the game has brought in about 2.4 billion yes (approximately $30.6 million) total, with the DLC accounting for around 15%.

The first batch of DLC released for the game was a Marth pack that was free for the first month of the game's release. After the initial month, it was sold for 300 yen (approximately $4). There have been many other downloadable characters released for the game since it's April debut in Japan.

Fire Emblem: Awakening is due out in 2013 in Europe and North America.

Talkback

xcwarriorSeptember 24, 2012

Good to hear 75% of people have connected their 3DS to the internet. Got a number of friends though that still haven't. So sad.

CaterkillerMatthew Osborne, Contributing WriterSeptember 24, 2012

As Dude Luigi said this means a good possibility for Smash4 DLC. I do remember Sakurai objecting to it in the early Brawl days, saying something about selling an incomplete project, but also noted even if he wanted to the Wii didn't have a hard drive to store the data. Bet he changes his tune with the trends of today.

Smash and Mario Kart are meant to be played an entire generation, I would love DLC as much as a year or 2 down the line.

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