This Week In Sales: God Eater 2 To The Rescue

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    Period: The week of November 11th – November 17th (2013)

    Top-seller: God Eater 2 – 266,326

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 22,250 | Total sales: 8,975,175

    Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 47,852 | Total sales: 4,752,738

    PlayStation Vita sales: 46,350 | Total sales: 2,050,635

    Vita TV sales: 42,172

    Wii U sales: 15,906 | Total sales: 1,169,954

    << Last week’s software sales chart

     

    Last week, Namco Bandai released God Eater 2 for the PlayStation Vita and PSP in Japan. The game sold 266,326 copies on the Vita and another 112,024 copies on PSP, bringing total first-week sales to nearly 380,000. Here’s how that compares to past God Eater launches:

     

    God Eater – 295,405

    God Eater Burst – 263,150

     

    That puts God Eater 2 a good bit ahead of the first game and its updated release. A good showing on Namco’s part. It should be interesting to watch how the game sells over the next few months, and if it can achieve the same long-term sales as its predecessor.

     

    Meanwhile, PlayStation Vita sales saw a boost for the week, too, but perhaps not by as much as one would have expected. Alongside God Eater 2, Sony released the PlayStation Vita TV, and the combined launches of both products brought total Vita sales to about 90,000 units for the week. A good week for the Vita, but a little concerning for the system’s long-term sales, when one considers that God Eater 2 is likely to be the most high-profile Vita game for the foreseeable future.

     

    Also released last week was the subtitled version of Call of Duty: Ghosts, which debuted at an impressive 200,000 copies between the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

     

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

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.God Eater 2266,326NewPSVNamco Bandai
    New02.Call of Duty: Ghosts (Subtitled Version)190,631NewPS3Square Enix
    New03.Pro Evolution Soccer 2014151,800NewPS3Konami
    New04.God Eater 2112,024NewPSPNamco Bandai
    02.05.Pokémon X and Y82,7052,929,8063DSNintendo
    New06.Daigasso! Band Bros. P40,196New3DSNintendo
    03.07.Monster Hunter 426,3582,938,6693DSCapcom
    New08.Medabots DUAL: Kabuto and Kuwagata21,454New3DSRocket Company
    06.09.Grand Theft Auto V20,144579,822PS3Take 2
    01.10.Battlefield 419,291140,990PS3Electronic Arts
    New11.Pro Evolution Soccer 201416,976NewPSPKonami
    05.12.PowerPros Baseball 201313,590181,174PS3Konami
    New13.Call of Duty: Ghosts12,950New360Square Enix
    New14.Pro Evolution Soccer 201411,444New3DSKonami
    07.15.PowerPros Baseball 20138,943107,799PSPKonami
    14.16.Sentouchuu: Survival Battle with the Legendary Ninjas7,98195,3043DSNamco Bandai
    11.17.Wii Party U60,693NewWiiUNintendo
    New18.Arcana Famiglia 26,198NewPSPComfort
    04.19.Akiba’s Trip 26,07439,550PSVAcquire
    New20.Model Stylish Audition: Dream Girl5,999New3DSAlchemist

     

    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media Create and Geimin.net.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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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