Move over Pokémon Scarlet, and Pokémon Violet too, because Fire Emblem Engage is the new star rising in the charts. At least, it’s the rising star in the video game sales department in its home nation of Japan. And by quite a wide margin to boot.

Fire Emblem Engage: It’s Super Effective?!

'Fire Emblem Engage' key art.
Not bad considering that it’s basically Fire Emblem Heroes with better graphics.

Japanese video game magazine Famitsu has just come out with the news that Fire Emblem Engage is now the top-selling video game. At least, in Japan, and for this week only. According to them, the sales charts for January 16-22, 2023 has just revealed that this latest entry in the Fire Emblem series of tactical role-playing games tops the sales charts at an estimated 144,558 units sold. Which makes perfect sense since the game only released 6 days ago on January 20, 2023, as of this writing. If you’re curious about this latest Fire Emblem game now, then you can purchase it for the Nintendo Switch at the Nintendo eShop.

No really, this is basically Fire Emblem Heroes with pretty good graphics, and if it wasn’t a free to pay game.

Pokémon Second & Place?!

Now if only they could just not make 2 different versions of the same game. Unfortunately, they’ve been doing that since forever.

Meanwhile, as I mentioned before, Fire Emblem Engage has knocked Pokémon Scarlet & Violet off of first place for this week in sales numbers. The latter game(s) have “only” sold 43,983 units in the same time period. It seems like an unusually low number for a Pokémon game at first glance. However, when you consider that both games combined sold over 4.7 million units since its release in November 18, 2022 in Japan alone; it actually means these latest entries in the Pokémon mainline games are still the winners overall in the sales department. If you haven’t gotten these games yet, then you can still do so for the Nintendo Switch, and also in the Nintendo eShop.

And the Runner-up is…

And funnily enough, making the top 3 games all from Nintendo.

So which game is in third place now that Fire Emblem Engage is top dog, you might ask? Well, that would be Splatoon 3, also from Nintendo. Despite launching back in September 9, 2022; it’s still topping sales charts in 2023. 16,091 units sold may not seem like much. However, consider that the game overall has sold over 3.8 million units in Japan, and you can tell that Nintendo has a winning formula in Japan. And elsewhere in the world. Don’t believe me? Then you can check out Splatoon 3 for the Nintendo Switch in the Nintendo eShop as well.

Source: Famitsu