This Week In Sales: Earth Defense Force 2025 Takes The Top Spot

By Ishaan . July 10, 2013 . 12:30pm

Period: The week of July 1st – July 7th (2013)

Top-seller: Earth Defense Force 2025 – 154,689

Nintendo 3DS sales: 14,506 | Total sales: 8,401,561

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 29,716 | Total sales: 3,357,790

PlayStation Vita sales: 20,776 | Total sales: 1,691,867

Wii U sales: 8,251 | Total sales: 968,539

<< Last week’s software sales chart

 

Last week, D3 Publisher released Earth Defense Force 2025 in Japan, and the game sold nearly 155,000 copies on PlayStation 3, with another 23,000 copies sold on the Xbox 360.

 

Meanwhile, the hunting-action genre proves itself to be a stable source of income once again, as Tecmo Koei’s Toukiden sold another 43,000 copies for the week on the PS Vita, and an additional 33,000 copies on PSP. It should be interesting to see where the game ends up by the end of the year.

 

The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Earth Defense Force 2025 154,689 New PS3 D3 Publisher
02. 02. Toukiden 43,315 166,110 PSV Tecmo Koei
04. 03. Toukiden 33,126 99,142 PSP Tecmo Koei
01. 04. Gundam Breaker 32,030 232,595 PS3 Namco Bandai
07. 05. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 31,996 1,233,782 3DS Nintendo
New 06. Earth Defense Force 2025 23,371 New 360 D3 Publisher
09. 07. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 18,819 193,359 3DS Nintendo
08. 08. The Last of Us 14,085 164,023 PS3 Sony
New 09. Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle 13,315 New 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 10. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 12,765 101,044 3DS Atlus
11. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 11,354 3,315,035 3DS Nintendo
13. 12. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 10,813 815,842 3DS Nintendo
06. 13. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode 10,690 45,041 3DS Namco Bandai
05. 14. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 10,292 67,842 PS3 Gust
18. 15. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 4,665 511,663 Wii Namco Bandai
15. 16. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 4,034 10,847 PS3 Cyberfront
23. 17. Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 3,732 219,974 3DS Namco Bandai
21. 18. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) 3,683 331,366 3DS Capcom
10. 19. Date A Live: Rinne Utopia 3,678 27,018 PS3 Compile Heart
24. 20. Danganronpa (PSP the Best) 3,660 85,098 PSP Spike Chunsoft

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

 



  • XYZ_JolteonZ980

    I think the chart needs fixing, duplicates in the top five make it hard to understand.

  • malek86

    Third spot should be the PSP version of Toukiden, needs to be fixed.

    Anyway, interesting that the PSP version dropped less than the PSV one. I assume it’s because of the larger userbase, but I wonder if the two versions can eventually get a lot closer.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Woah. Didn’t see those EDF numbers coming. Did the previous one do that well?

    Should be interesting to see how much longer Toukiden stays on the chart.

    • malek86

      EDF Armageddon was a lot lower iirc. But EDF 2017 on PSP did pretty well with 67k or so copies.

      Still, these numbers are really high. I wonder what happened. Did they change the game or marketing in any meaningful way?

      • Solomon_Kano

        Interesting. That’s a sizable leap.

      • KnifeAndFork

        less bugs more varied enemies and weapons.

        Needs more Showa era Godzilla/Ultraman like monsters though imo

      • Cerzel

        The thing is that Insect Armageddon was made by a different American studio rather than Sandlot. They added in some interesting features; the level progression system, and four different classes with unique loadouts and abilities, but compared to previous EDF games, IA just wasn’t very good. There were fewer enemy types, fewer enemies on screen at any given time, fewer weapons, and unlike 2017 which was camp at its best, IA was more of a serious take. Plus, it was a completely unfinished game, ending at what would be considered the end of the prologue in 2017.

        So, that’d be understandable for why it didn’t do well. Sandlot look like they’ve taken the best of IA and applied it to 2025, so it’s good to see it’s selling so well.

  • Ethan_Twain

    Let’s hold a moment of silence, as Animal Crossing New Leaf has finally dropped out of the top 10 in Japan. It fought valiantly and held it’s position for an ungodly amount of time, but all good things must come to an end.

  • alangato

    Heey, Atelier Escha reached ~68k . I hope that’s a good number for the series, especially for their new owners… I was not interested in the series before(ps2 era) but this one really caught my interest, seems really nice.

    I hope they do a ps4 atelier game soon since I don’t have a ps3 lol
    I don’t know why but I think we will see more jrpgs on ps4 than on ps3…and sooner!! ;-)

  • Junko Enoshima

    Dangan Ronpa is on there?? That’s kinda surprising.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Well, the anime did start airing last week.

  • KnifeAndFork

    Wow…Wii U hasn’t even cracked a million buys yet…

  • Godmars

    Wow . EDF not only puts the 360 on the list, but in the top 10.

    Expect two dozen stories saying “MS makes comeback”.

  • https://twitter.com/BinksFrost Binks5

    man thats totally awesome for earth defense force, im also a little happy to see the wiiU get a boost its not much but hopefully its a sign of better things to come

  • Aristides

    Japan seems to really want the Vita, they just need more games. Every time a major release comes out it charts big time. If only they could keep it up, those dry weeks are a real killer for the system.

    lol Dangaronpa is back on the charts, I wonder how many of those sales are western sales. I had heard they pulled big numbers in Play-Asia.

  • PoweredByHentai

    Hey Ishaan,

    The Toukiden on #3 is for PSP.

  • http://twitter.com/Nates4Christ Nate

    I thought Gundam would be top again.

  • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

    Toukiden PSP fixed! Thanks, guys.

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