This Week In Sales: Attack on Titan Returns


    Period: The week of January 20th – January 26th (2014)

    Top-seller: Sengoku Basara 4 – 176,313

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 11,745 | Total sales: 9,345,339

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 26,484 | Total sales: 5,638,957

    PlayStation Vita sales: 21,498 | Total sales: 2,424,947

    Vita TV sales: 1,792 | 88,079

    Wii U sales: 8,490 | Total sales: 1,610,654

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    Last week, Capcom released Sengoku Basara 4 in Japan, and the game sold 176,313 copies at launch. That’s a far lower debut than Sengoku Basara 3 saw, but higher Sengoku Basara 2’s debut sales. Here’s a look at those two games for comparison:


    (2006, PS2) Sengoku Basara 2 – 135,850

    (2011, PS3) Sengoku Basara 3 – 242,698


    Meanwhile, Namco Bandai’s Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z didn’t sell very much at all, either on PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita. The game sold 30,000 copies on the former and 23,000 on the latter.


    Far behind it was Sega’s Song Builder 575 rhythm game, which did even worse, selling just 9,700 copies. Given the success of the Project Diva rhythm games and the failure of Song Builder 575, it should be interesting to see how IA/VT Colorful does when it is released. Like the Project Diva series, IA/VT, too, features a Vocaloid serving as its main attraction, albeit a relatively new one.


    One last point to note: Attack on Titan was back on the charts last week. It hasn’t been in the top-20 chart for some time now (two weeks ago, it was at #49), so the natural assumption was that sales had tapered off. However, it looks like it was simply sold out all this while, and Spike Chunsoft finally managed to get another shipment out to stores.


    The game is now at over 220,000 copies sold at retail, but one would imagine that it has seen a fair few downloads via the Nintendo eShop as well, due to retail shortages.


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


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Sengoku Basara 4176,313NewPS3Capcom
    01.02.Kirby Triple Deluxe58,015353,2913DSNintendo
    02.03.Puzzle & Dragons Z35,5681,300,7783DSGungHo
    New04.Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition34,486NewPS3Spike Chunsoft
    New05.Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z30,192NewPS3Namco Bandai
    New06.Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z22,901NewPSVNamco Bandai
    04.07.Youkai Watch17,544345,5293DSLevel 5
    49.08.Attack on Titan17,282221,2493DSSpike Chunsoft
    03.09.Pokémon X and Y16,9333,910,6583DSPokémon Co.
    05.10.The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds15,095356,4943DSNintendo
    07.11.Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster10,412266,171PS3Square Enix
    New12.Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan10,295NewPSPTecmo Koei
    New13.Song Builder 5759,701NewPSVSega
    06.14.Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas9,271251,1973DSNamco Bandai
    08.15.Monster Hunter 48,2853,201,1323DSCapcom
    10.16.Super Mario 3D World7,667470,687WiiUNintendo
    12.17.Grand Theft Auto V7,199689,415PS3Take 2
    10.18.Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Twin Pack)7,033214,245PSVSquare Enix
    11.19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf6,4373,656,2503DSNintendo
    New20.Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition5,393New360Spike Chunsoft


    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.