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Nintendo has confirmed that Fire Emblem: Awakening has enjoyed the best first month sales in the entire history of the franchise, shifting 180,000 units since its launch on February 4th. Impressively, around 63,000 of that total was downloaded via the 3DS eShop.

In contrast, the game's handheld predecessor — Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon — has only sold 250,000 copies since it hit the market in 2009.

In our Fire Emblem: Awakening review, we said that the game's "masterful tightrope walk between luring in curious onlookers and appealing to the hardest of cores is a sight to behold". It's rather good.

Did you pick up a copy? If so, was it a physical or download version? Leave a comment to let us know.