This Week In Sales: Attack on Titan Returns

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

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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

<< Last week’s software sales chart

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Sengoku Basara 4 176,313 New PS3 Capcom
01. 02. Kirby Triple Deluxe 58,015 353,291 3DS Nintendo
02. 03. Puzzle & Dragons Z 35,568 1,300,778 3DS GungHo
New 04. Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition 34,486 New PS3 Spike Chunsoft
New 05. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z 30,192 New PS3 Namco Bandai
New 06. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z 22,901 New PSV Namco Bandai
04. 07. Youkai Watch 17,544 345,529 3DS Level 5
49. 08. Attack on Titan 17,282 221,249 3DS Spike Chunsoft
03. 09. Pokémon X and Y 16,933 3,910,658 3DS Pokémon Co.
05. 10. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 15,095 356,494 3DS Nintendo
07. 11. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster 10,412 266,171 PS3 Square Enix
New 12. Kiniro no Corda 3: Another Sky feat. Jinnan 10,295 New PSP Tecmo Koei
New 13. Song Builder 575 9,701 New PSV Sega
06. 14. Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas 9,271 251,197 3DS Namco Bandai
08. 15. Monster Hunter 4 8,285 3,201,132 3DS Capcom
10. 16. Super Mario 3D World 7,667 470,687 WiiU Nintendo
12. 17. Grand Theft Auto V 7,199 689,415 PS3 Take 2
10. 18. Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (Twin Pack) 7,033 214,245 PSV Square Enix
11. 19. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 6,437 3,656,250 3DS Nintendo
New 20. Saints Row IV Ultra Super Ultimate Deluxe Edition 5,393 New 360 Spike Chunsoft


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and

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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.