This Week In Sales: Attack on Titan Launches Its Assault


Period: The week of December 2nd – December 8th (2013)

Top-seller: Gran Turismo 6 – 204,784

Nintendo 3DS sales: 32,894 | Total sales: 9,054,830

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 92,375 | Total sales: 4,991,231

PlayStation Vita sales: 25,594 | Total sales: 2,117,475

Vita TV sales: 3,772 | 59,203

Wii U sales: 48,762 | Total sales: 1,268,236

<< Last week’s software sales chart


Last week saw another barrage of new game releases in Japan. The best-selling was Sony’s Gran Turismo 6, which opened at 204,784 copies.


At #2 was the game that brought the Wii back from the grave—Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally. This is an expansion to Dragon Quest X and was also released for Wii U. The Wii U version sold 70,648 copies.


Meanwhile, the Nintendo 3DS saw a few releases of its own. Attack on Titan from Spike Chunsoft sold 93,471 copies at launch, which is a decent start, but we aren’t confident sales will be able to hold up consistently over the next few weeks, given that the game doesn’t look quite as polished as it could have, with a little more time and effort invested in it.


Meanwhile, Level 5 released Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy in two versions—Big Bang and Supernova—both of which sold a combined total of 91,643 copies. And finally, Square Enix released Bravely Default: For the Sequel, an updated version of Bravely Default with new features, which sold 35,617 copies at retail.


Note that 3DS owners that already own the original Bravely Default in Japan have the option of buying For the Sequel at a heavily discounted price off the Nintendo eShop. Existing owners can download the game for a mere 2,900 yen, so one would imagine that a fair few opted to go that route, and weren’t counted among retail buyers. That said, 35,000 copies for what is essentially the same game with a few upgrades is a rather impressive feat in itself.


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


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Gran Turismo 6 204,784 New PS3 Sony
New 02. Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally 117,432 New Wii Square Enix
02. 03. Pokémon X and Y 111,790 3,200,919 3DS Pokémon Co.
New 04. Attack on Titan 93,471 New 3DS Spike Chunsoft
New 05. Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang and Supernova 91,643 New 3DS Level 5
New 06. Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally 70,648 New WiiU Square Enix
04. 07. Super Mario 3D World 43,844 183,245 WiiU Nintendo
New 08. Bravely Default: For the Sequel 35,617 New 3DS Square Enix
New 09. Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Clash! Duel Carnival 26,497 New 3DS Konami
03. 10. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII 21,600 358,755 PS3 Square Enix
10. 11. Monster Hunter 4 20,601 3,002,358 3DS Capcom
01. 12. Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 2 18,225 106,933 3DS Sega
06. 13. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag 16,920 52,269 PS3 Ubisoft
07. 14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 15,523 228,367 PS3 Konami
08. 15. One Piece Unlimited World: RED 15,145 123,374 3DS Namco Bandai
26. 16. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 15,039 3,496,578 3DS Nintendo
24. 17. Tomodachi Collection: New Life 12,816 1,523,528 3DS Nintendo
17. 18. Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess 12,737 99,261 3DS Namco Bandai
12. 19. God Eater 2
12,610 338,544 PSV Namco Bandai
13. 20. God Eater 2 11,337 161,939 PSP 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.