Fire Emblem: Three Houses Sets Several Series Sales Records

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Sets Several Series Sales Records

Now say that five times fast.

The results of July 2019's video game sales are in, and one thing is for sure: Three Houses might be the biggest Fire Emblem ever. Besides the actual size of the game (it's huge), Fire Emblem: Three Houses hit the number two spot in July, setting multiple series records in the process, via NPD.

Fire Emblem: Three Houses' launch month tripled the sales of the previous game in the series and prior best launch month, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia. Alongside a stellar first showing, Three Houses has already rocketed up the series' lifetime sales rankings, second only to Fire Emblem: Awakening. In its first month, Fire Emblem: Three Houses outdid the lifetime sales of all but one Fire Emblem game.

It shouldn't be surprising, given how excellent this entry in the Fire Emblem series is. But Fire Emblem has always felt a bit more niche than other major Nintendo franchises, with many of its biggest hits slowly or never coming over to the U.S. Even if we miss the chunky sprites of yore, Three Houses is a big win for Fire Emblem.

The only game to best Three Houses in July was Madden 20, which isn't surprising; this is the 20th consecutive year Madden won its launch month, and July sales alone have made it the eighth best-selling game of 2019 so far. It just further proves that Madden will always sell, no matter how far the franchise mode falls. Mortal Kombat 11 still retains its spot at the top, now only trailing Mortal Kombat X in franchise sales.

Here's where the numbers fell in July 2019.

July 2019 Top 10 Games

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  3. Super Mario Maker 2
  4. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  5. Minecraft
  6. Grand Theft Auto V
  7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  8. Mortal Kombat 11
  9. Mario Kart 8
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Top 10 Xbox One Games for July 2019

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Minecraft
  4. Forza Horizon 4
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Tom Clancy's The Division 2
  9. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Top 10 PlayStation 4 Games for July 2019

  1. Madden NFL 20
  2. Minecraft
  3. Grand Theft Auto V
  4. Marvel's Spider-Man
  5. MLB 19: The Show
  6. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  7. Mortal Kombat 11
  8. Days Gone
  9. Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

Top 10 Nintendo Switch Games for July 2019

  1. Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  2. Super Mario Maker 2
  3. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order
  4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  5. Mario Kart 8
  6. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  7. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  8. Super Mario Party
  9. Pokemon Let's Go Eevee
  10. Super Mario Odyssey

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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