Fire Emblem Fates has finally arrived in Europe, and as is the norm we can see how Nintendo's latest release(s) have performed in the UK charts. For the Intelligent Systems titles it's been a thoroughly respectable début.
For its part Chart-Track is treating the two versions as individual games, which is a fair move based on precedent from other franchises and the fact they are separate experiences. In the battle of the two versions it's Birthright that's sold more copies than Conquest, perhaps reflecting its status as the more accessible option. Birthright secured 5th place (all-format) in its first week, coming in behind multi-platform newcomers Doom and Homefront: The Revolution; PS4-exclusive Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is still number one overall.
Conquest, for its part, isn't too far behind - grabbing 11th place in the all-format charts. When we switch to the single-format results we see better overall results with Birthright in 6th and Conquest in 8th; it's pleasing to see them both make that top 10. We're assuming that limited edition sales are adding one unit to each title's totals, though based on how quickly pre-orders closed on those all-in-one versions in the UK the numbers sold may not have been particularly significant.
Sadly only one other Nintendo-exclusive release can be found in the top 40 - Yo-kai Watch has hung on to a top 40 place for another week, coming in 37th place.
A pleasing début for Fire Emblem Fates, all told - it'll be interesting to see how momentum holds up for both versions.