June 27, 2013 marked the release of games like Bandai Namco’s Gundam Breaker and Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode, Compile Heart’s Date A Live: Rinne Utopia, and Tecmo Koei’s Toukiden in Japan. While it is usually expected for new games to debut on the weekly sales top 10, two video games have stood out by selling more than 100,000 copies each in a period of 4 days; Toukiden which was recently announced to have sold out and Gundam Breaker.
The weekly software sales rankings were done by ASCII Media Works which examined the Japanese software sales for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PSP, Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita, Wii and Wii U. These rankings were done from June 24 until June 30. (For more on gaming here at SGCafe, click here)
PlayStation 3’s Gundam Breaker debuts at the top spot of the sales rankings. It was released last June 27 and sold an estimate of 196,963 units for a period of 4 days. This third person action romp by Bandai Namco allows you to customize your Gunpla and use them in battle. So you want a mobile suit with a Zaku II head on top of a Freedom body with Wing Zero’s angel wings and 00 Gundam’s legs? No problem!
Tecmo Koei’s highly rated monster hunting game, Toukiden debuts at the #2 (PS Vita version) and the #4 spot (PSP version). The game which was also released last June 27 sold an estimate of 124,200 for the PS Vita and 68,800 for the PSP. This game has a Monster Hunter kind of feel but looks like Tecmo Koei’s Dynasty Warriors game.
Meanwhile, the 3DS remake of Etrian Odyssey titled Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl (Shin Sekaiju no Meikyuu: Millennium no Shoujo) debuts at #3 with an estimated 84,213 units sold. The remake was announced to focus on the story and that a pre-set party of named characters will be used over the player-customized party from the original DS game.
Gust RPG game Asha no Atorie Tasogare no Daichi no Renkinjutsushi also made its debut last June 27. The game sold an estimate of 61,120 units and makes it to the list at #5.
Meanwhile, 3DS’s Tomodachi Collection : Shin Seikatsu which was released last April, drops from #3 to #6 with an estimate of 39,378 units sold.
Bandai Namco’s Digimon-based 3DS game, Digimon World Re: Digitize Decode debuts at #7 in the list with 34,528 while PS3 hit The Last of Us falls from the top spot to #8 with 32,872 units sold.
Nintendo’s Donkey Kong Returns 3D is at the #9 spot with 28,750 units sold and Date A Live: Rinne Utopia makes its debut at #10 with 26,275 units sold.
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Source: Dengeki News