Why has this game only sold 400k ish?

#1ColdOne666Posted 3/16/2014 2:59:33 AM
It's a brilliant game, should be in the millions.

Is this game really so niche?

Also is 400k enough to make a profit? Games on PC or console with those numbers would be declared failures.
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#2Huff n puff 20Posted 3/16/2014 3:46:32 AM
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.
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#3ColdOne666(Topic Creator)Posted 3/16/2014 4:03:25 AM
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?
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#4Chrizzel28Posted 3/16/2014 4:05:06 AM
ColdOne666 posted...
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?


Most of them were pretty good, but notably less accessable. Personally I'd say Awakening is a great game to start, as older games require a bit more strategy and don't have a few of the features that made Awakening as great as it is.
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#5HayashiTakaraPosted 3/16/2014 5:24:31 AM
ColdOne666 posted...
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?


They were decent, but simply lacked appeal to the general audience. Not to mention Nintendo marketed the crap out of Awakening, which was a boon to the series.
#6RJWalker243Posted 3/16/2014 5:52:56 AM
ColdOne666 posted...
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?


Much better.
#7ariasplashPosted 3/16/2014 6:01:19 AM
At this point it is probably around 1.5 million.
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#8NewbieN00bPosted 3/16/2014 6:48:22 AM(edited)
ColdOne666 posted...
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?

Loaded question :p (I'd say Awakening is one of the more lackluster FEs in gameplay, but I still like it a lot)

Awakening is much more new user friendly.
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#9TheMKDestroyerPosted 3/16/2014 7:09:42 AM
ColdOne666 posted...
Overall it's sold over 1.2m

But FE is notably niche. It was on its deathbed before Awakening happened.


Where the previous games as good as this one?


Better. Nintendo just decided to start marketing this game and plus the casual mode gets alot more people interested in the game when they know they can suck and still beat the game.
#10YayorNayPosted 3/16/2014 7:28:45 AM
What are you talking about? Maybe 400,000ish in North America alone, but in the world it ~1.3 million units officially.