Wii U Fire Emblem Would Need To Shift 700,000 Copies

On the 3DS, Fire Emblem: Awakening has sold like cupcakes at a church bake sale, and there are plenty of cries from the fanbase to bring the game over to the Wii U. Unfortunately for those fans, it doesn’t seem likely at this point.

Nintendo’s Hitoshi Yamagami has laid down the hard truth about Fire Emblem on Wii U. In order to cover the cost of development for the game, it would need to sell 700,000 copies. And considering the comparatively small number of Wii U consoles sold at this point in time… that’s a bigger challenge than it might sound like.

VGChartz reports that only two games for Wii U have sold over that number so far: New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land, though Nintendo Land really shouldn’t count as it was a pack-in title with the purchase of a Wii U in North America.

On the other hand, would bringing a Fire Emblem game to the Wii U result in a new surge of interest in the console? Fire Emblem: Awakening meant more 3DS’s sold… would the same happen with the other system? It’s possible, but it appears that Nintendo is stuck in a Catch-22 on this one.


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