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:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Gran Turismo 6204,784NewPS3Sony
    New02.Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally117,432NewWiiSquare Enix
    02.03.Pokémon X and Y111,7903,200,9193DSPokémon Co.
    New04.Attack on Titan93,471New3DSSpike Chunsoft
    New05.Inazuma Eleven Go Galaxy: Big Bang and Supernova91,643New3DSLevel 5
    New06.Dragon Quest X: The Slumbering Hero and Sworn Guiding Ally70,648NewWiiUSquare Enix
    04.07.Super Mario 3D World43,844183,245WiiUNintendo
    New08.Bravely Default: For the Sequel35,617New3DSSquare Enix
    New09.Yu-Gi-Oh Zexal: Clash! Duel Carnival26,497New3DSKonami
    03.10.Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII21,600358,755PS3Square Enix
    10.11.Monster Hunter 420,6013,002,3583DSCapcom
    01.12.Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai 218,225106,9333DSSega
    06.13.Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag16,92052,269PS3Ubisoft
    07.14.Pro Evolution Soccer 201415,523228,367PS3Konami
    08.15.One Piece Unlimited World: RED15,145123,3743DSNamco Bandai
    26.16.Animal Crossing: New Leaf15,0393,496,5783DSNintendo
    24.17.Tomodachi Collection: New Life12,8161,523,5283DSNintendo
    17.18.Aikatsu! Futari no My Princess12,73799,2613DSNamco Bandai
    12.19.God Eater 2
    12,610338,544PSVNamco Bandai
    13.20.God Eater 211,337161,939PSPNamco 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 a contributing writer at 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.

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