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Earth Defense Force 6 Sold 300,000 Units at Launch Week in Japan

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Earth Defense Force 6 Air Raider

D3 Publisher announced that it had sold over 300,000 units of Earth Defense Force 6 within the Japanese launch week. This number combines physical copies with digital sales. The publisher added that it is the fastest entry in the entire Earth Defense Force series to reach this number. [Thanks, Gamer!]

Famitsu‘s sales charts for the week of August 22-28, 2022 showed that Earth Defense Force 6 had 68,341 physical units for PS4 and 24,363 on PS5 sold within the first four days after its release on August 25, 2022. When both numbers are combined, the game’s total physical sales from the first four days reached 92,704 units.

Earth Defense Force 6 is a third-person shooting game that takes place in a post-apocalyptic Earth where humanity survived through a Pyrrhic victory over a massive alien invasion. The game has four playable characters: Ranger, Wing Diver, Fencer, and Air Raider, and each of them has their own unique armaments and abilities. D3 Publisher released the game first in Japan with decoy balloons of Hololive VTubers Ookami Mio, Shirakami Fubuki, and Nakiri Ayame as early purchase bonuses.

Here’s a clip of the Shirakami Fubuki Decoy in action.

This milestone adds another line to the ever-growing list of the Earth Defense Force series’ achievements. A week before EDF6‘s Japanese release, D3 Publisher announced that the prequel Earth Defense Force 5 had surpassed 1 million units sold worldwide. It took over four and a half years since the initial Japanese PS4 release in December 2017 for EDF5 to reach that global milestone on PlayStation 4 and PC combined.

Earth Defense Force 6 is available for PlayStation 5 and 4 in Japan. D3 Publisher has yet to announce international localizations for this game as of this writing.

Kite Stenbuck
An avid gamer who learned the Japanese language mostly by playing Japanese games. Especially enjoys Dynasty Warriors, Ace Combat, and Gundam a lot.