This Week In Sales: Attack on Titan Returns


Period: The week of May 5th – May 11th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch (3DS) – 58,906

Nintendo 3DS sales: 7,529 | Total sales: 9,491,380

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 28,414 | Total sales: 6,047,782

PlayStation Vita sales: 17,143 | Total sales: 2,782,162

Vita TV sales: 1,351 | 110,980

Wii U sales: 7,613 | Total sales: 1,729,814

PlayStation 4 sales: 8,480 | 566,847

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New releases in Japan were practically non-existent, and so Yo-kai Watch enjoyed another week at the #1 spot on the software sales chart. The game sold another 60,000 copies, bringing total sales to nearly 920,000 copies at retail.


Meanwhile, the rest of the top-20 software sales chart saw the return of a couple of games that we haven’t seen in a while, including Attack on Titan, which we now know has sold 292,000 copies at retail.


Given that Attack on Titan was sold out for a number of weeks following its release, the game has likely sold a fair few copies via the Nintendo eShop, but just how many is unknown, as Spike Chunsoft haven’t released sales figures yet.


The top-20 software sales chart for last week is as follows:


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
01.01.Yo-kai Watch58,906919,7303DSLevel 5
02.02.Mario Golf: World Tour26,88276,7713DSNintendo
05.03.Mario Party: Island Tour20,065363,1363DSNintendo
03.04.Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment15,972193,513PSVBandai Namco
04.05.Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call10,525115,9563DSSquare Enix
06.06.Kirby Triple Deluxe10,056580,0053DSNintendo
07.07.Pokémon X and Y8,7714,057,9143DSPokémon Co.
11.08.Style Savvy: Trendsetters – Tokimeki UP!7,03932,9883DSNintendo
15.09.Fossil Fighters: Infinite Gear6,002155,7043DSNintendo
18.10.Animal Crossing: New Leaf4,9653,731,6603DSNintendo
19.11.Super Mario 3D World4,903542,177WiiUNintendo
08.12.NES Remix 1+24,83624,130WiiUNintendo
20.13.Monster Hunter 44,7763,273,7393DSCapcom
13.14.Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes4,746216,208PS3Konami
26.15.Mario Kart 74,6572,315,2323DSNintendo
21.16.Puzzle & Dragons Z4,5851,452,1203DSGungHo
16.17.Just Dance Wii U3,89243,072WiiUNintendo
27.18.Attack on Titan3,757292,3373DSSpike Chunsoft
22.19.Crayon Shin-chan: Arashi o Yobu Kasukabe Eiga Stars3,68134,9023DSBandai Namco
29.20.Grand Theft Auto V3,507772,773PS3Take 2


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

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.