This Week In Sales: Gundam And Toukiden Lead A Wave Of New Games


Period: The week of June 24th – June 30th (2013)

Top-seller: Gundam Breaker – 200,564

Nintendo 3DS sales: 17,440 | Total sales: 8,387,055

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 33,272 | Total sales: 3,328,074

PlayStation Vita sales: 31,271 | Total sales: 1,671,091

Wii U sales: 7,060 | Total sales: 960,288

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw the release of another Gundam game in Japan from Namco Bandai. Gundam Breaker, where you battle using plastic Gundam models, sold a whopping 200,564 in its first week.


At #2 was the PlayStation Vita version of Toukiden, Tecmo Koei’s Monster Hunter-esque game set in medieval Japan. On Vita, Toukiden sold 122,794 copies in its first week, while the PSP version sold another 66,6016 copies.


Also released last week was Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl from Atlus. The game sold 88,278 copies in its first week, which gives it the second-highest debut of the series, behind Etrian Odyssey IV. Here’s how the series’ first-week sales have looked so far:


(2007) Etrian Odyssey – 32,511

(2008) Etrian Odyssey II – 68,913

(2010) Etrian Odyssey III – 87,765

(2012) Etrian Odyssey IV – 95,506


Finally, Gust’s Atelier Escha & Logy for PlayStation 3 was released last week as well, and sold 57,550 copies in week 1. To see how that compares to past Atelier games on PlayStation 3, check out this previous report.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Gundam Breaker200,564NewPS3Namco Bandai
New02.Toukiden122,794NewPSVTecmo Koei
New03.Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl88,278New3DSAtlus
New04.Toukiden66,016NewPSPTecmo Koei
New05.Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 57,550NewPS3Gust
New06.Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode34,350New3DSNamco Bandai
03.07.Tomodachi Collection: New Life34,2541,201,7873DSNintendo
01.08.The Last of Us32,472149,938PS3Sony
02.09.Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D27,725174,5413DSNintendo
New10.Date A Live: Rinne Utopia23,340NewPS3Compile Heart
06.11.Animal Crossing: New Leaf12,8343,303,6813DSNintendo
New12.Urakata Hakuouki12,247NewPSPIdea Factory
07.13.Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon11,510805,0293DSNintendo
New14.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition7,841NewPS3Bethesda
New15.Sniper: Ghost Warrior 26,813NewPS3Spike Chunsoft
New16.The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3rd Kai HD Edition5,970NewPS3Nihon Falcom
New17.Starry☆Sky: After Autumn Portable5,550NewPSPAsgard
13.18.Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition4,847506,998WiiNamco Bandai
New19.Onigokko! Portable4,159NewPSPAlchemist
New20.Kuma Tomo4,12416,8293DSNamco Bandai


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.