This Week In Sales: God Eater 2 To The Rescue


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

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.