"Fire Emblem Fates released in North America last month and suffice it to say the game performed incredibly well in the territory. In its first month on sale, one version of the game reached the ninth place spot on the NPD charts. In fact, if you combine sales of Birthright, Conquest, and the special edition of the game, sales would have reached the top 3 for the month. Not only that, Fire Emblem Fates was so incredibly successful in its first month that it more than tripled the first-month sales of the second highest-selling game in the franchise: Fire Emblem: Awakening.
Meanwhile, the game garnered love from the critics. The current Metacritic average for Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright is an 87, while the average for Conquest is an 88.
With all this success from a supposedly “niche” franchise, Nintendo can learn quite a bit from the release of Fire Emblem: Fates. Perhaps if the company can take these lessons to heart, it can create more behemoths out of previously unappreciated franchises" -- Nintendo Enthusiast.