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Did Wii Owners Enjoy Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn? Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn’s Hours Report

June 27, 2012
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Coffee Beans
     Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn was released for the Nintendo Wii on November 5, 2007 with a MSRP of $49.99. The game was developed by Nintendo’s Intelligent Systems studio and published by Nintendo, and it received an ESRB rating of “Everyone 10+” with “Fantasy Violence, Mild Language” listed as content for gamers and parents to be aware of.
     Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn was the tenth game for the Fire Emblem series overall, and it was the first, and only, Fire Emblem game released for the Wii.

     How many hours have Wii owners spent with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn over the last four and a half years since the game released in the U.S., and does it appear Wii owners enjoyed the game? Brew yourself some coffee, and let’s take a look!

How many hours have you played?

The Brew
     Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has approximately 122,500 U.S. Wii owners that have reported game-play hours through the Nintendo Channel, and the game has an average play-time per day/session of 2 Hours 42 Minutes.

     How was Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn received by critics and customers?
     The game has a “professional” review score average of 78.48%, based on 32 reviews from GameRankings.comRadiant Dawn has a customer review score average of 89.68%, based on 64 reviews from
     As with many Wii games I have reported on, the customers have rated Radiant Dawn higher than the “professionals”, which I always find interesting. Overall, the “professional” review score average places Radiant Dawn as the lowest ranked Fire Emblem game, that has a review score average listed on

Caffeinated Thoughts
     I have never played Radiant Dawn, nor any other game from the Fire Emblem series. I didn’t even realize what type of game-play the series offered, until I watched a trailer for Radiant Dawn. If you, like me, have never seen any footage of the Fire Emblem games, the trailer below is from Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn and may give you a decent idea of what you can expect from the game:

     Seeing Radiant Dawn with more than 50+ hours reported “Per person” as its average probably makes it one of the top 20 most played Wii games “Per person”, at least from the games I have tracked. There aren’t many games I have seen with more than 50 hours of gameplay reported “Per person” as its average.
     I would say based on the reported gameplay hours for Radiant Dawn, as well as the customer review score average for the game being nearly 90%, that Wii owners have greatly enjoyed their time with Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.

     Have any of you played and beaten Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn? If so, do the hours reported “Per person” in the U.S. reflect about how many hours it should take to complete the game? Or, do the hours reported show the game is being played through more than once?
     Also, if you are a fan of the Fire Emblem series in general, are you excited about Nintendo finally confirming a new Fire Emblem game for the 3DS?

If you are interested in Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, you can see it linked on and below. has the game cheaper used, since apparently Nintendo isn’t widely publishing/distributing the game anymore, and it is more difficult to find new: