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


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:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Earth Defense Force 2025154,689NewPS3D3 Publisher
02.02.Toukiden43,315166,110PSVTecmo Koei
04.03.Toukiden33,12699,142PSPTecmo Koei
01.04.Gundam Breaker32,030232,595PS3Namco Bandai
07.05.Tomodachi Collection: New Life31,9961,233,7823DSNintendo
New06.Earth Defense Force 202523,371New360D3 Publisher
09.07.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D18,819193,3593DSNintendo
08.08.The Last of Us14,085164,023PS3Sony
New09.Toriko: Gourmet ga Battle13,315New3DSNamco Bandai
03.10.Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl12,765101,0443DSAtlus
11.11.Animal Crossing: New Leaf11,3543,315,0353DSNintendo
13.12.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon10,813815,8423DSNintendo
06.13.Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode10,69045,0413DSNamco Bandai
05.14.Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky10,29267,842PS3Gust
18.15.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,665511,663WiiNamco Bandai
15.16.Sniper: Ghost Warrior 24,03410,847PS3Cyberfront
23.17.Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission3,732219,9743DSNamco Bandai
21.18.Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!)3,683331,3663DSCapcom
10.19.Date A Live: Rinne Utopia3,67827,018PS3Compile Heart
24.20.Danganronpa (PSP the Best)3,66085,098PSPSpike Chunsoft


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and


Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.