Nintendo: Wii U Fire Emblem Would Need To Sell 700K To Justify The Effort

Playing the numbers game

Fire Emblem: Awakening has sold extremely well on 3DS, but there will be many people who dearly want to see the franchise come to the Wii U. According to Nintendo's (not Intelligent Systems, as we previously stated) Hitoshi Yamagami, such a version would need to shift 700,000 copies to cover the cost of development.

Given the relatively small number of Wii U consoles currently available, reaching such a figure might be harder than it sounds. According to VGChartz, only two games have sold over that figure — New Super Mario Bros. U and Nintendo Land, the latter of which is a pack-in title.

Of course, it could be argued that bringing a name like Fire Emblem to the Wii U would trigger a surge of interest in the console, just as Awakening did with the 3DS. Perhaps Nintendo will look to leverage the power of the brand to help its struggling system? Share your own thoughts on the subject — and Yamagami's comment — by posting your opinion below.

[via gimmegimmegames.com, fireemblemwod.net]