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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Gundam Breaker 200,564 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 02. Toukiden 122,794 New PSV Tecmo Koei
New 03. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 88,278 New 3DS Atlus
New 04. Toukiden 66,016 New PSP Tecmo Koei
New 05. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky 57,550 New PS3 Gust
New 06. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode 34,350 New 3DS Namco Bandai
03. 07. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 34,254 1,201,787 3DS Nintendo
01. 08. The Last of Us 32,472 149,938 PS3 Sony
02. 09. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D 27,725 174,541 3DS Nintendo
New 10. Date A Live: Rinne Utopia 23,340 New PS3 Compile Heart
06. 11. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 12,834 3,303,681 3DS Nintendo
New 12. Urakata Hakuouki 12,247 New PSP Idea Factory
07. 13. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 11,510 805,029 3DS Nintendo
New 14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition 7,841 New PS3 Bethesda
New 15. Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 6,813 New PS3 Spike Chunsoft
New 16. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 3rd Kai HD Edition 5,970 New PS3 Nihon Falcom
New 17. Starry☆Sky: After Autumn Portable 5,550 New PSP Asgard
13. 18. Taiko no Tatsujin: Super Splendid Edition 4,847 506,998 Wii Namco Bandai
New 19. Onigokko! Portable 4,159 New PSP Alchemist
New 20. Kuma Tomo 4,124 16,829 3DS Namco 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.