One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Sold 198,363 Copies in Week 1 (Japan)

While most of us wait for the August 2015 English release of One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3, the fans in Japan are already getting in on the action. The Japanese version of Luffy and crew’s latest adventure sold an estimated 198,363 copies in week 1 at retailers! That’s 97,362 copies on the PS3, 54,308 on the PS Vita, and 46,693 on the PS4. The combined numbers aren’t even close to the original Pirate Warriors, but they are still very good! Take a look at how the past few One Piece games did in comparison in their first week at Japanese retailers.

  1. One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Sony PlayStation 3, released March 2012) – 655,774
  2. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Sony PlayStation 3, released March 2013) – 274,625
  3. One Piece: Gigant Battle (Nintendo DS, released September 2010) – 131,854
  4. One Piece: Gigant Battle 2 (Nintendo DS, released November 2011) – 116,062
  5. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Sony PlayStation 3, released March 2015) – 97,362
  6. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Nintendo 3DS, released November 2013) – 83,605
  7. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Special (Nintendo 3DS, released May 2011) – 80, 488
  8. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 1 (Nintendo Wii, released February 2009) – 61,009
  9. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Sony Vita, released March 2013) – 60,315
  10. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Sony PlayStation Vita, released March 2015) – 54,308
  11. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Sony PlayStation 4, released March 2015) – 46,693
  12. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise Episode 2 (Nintendo Wii, released September 2008) – 45,000
  13. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Sony PlayStation 3, released June 2014) – 18,026
  14. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Sony PlayStation Vita, released June 2014) – 10,348
  15. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Nintendo Wii U, released June 2014) – 4,209

In terms of sales for the period between March 23 and March 29, 2015, the game had some stiff competition as it placed third, seventh, and eighth overall for the week in Japan.

Rank [Platform] Game Title (Publisher) {Release Date} – Sales This Week / Total Sales
01. [PS4] Bloodborne (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.26} – 152.567 / NEW
02. [PSV] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 139.298 / NEW
03. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 97.362 / NEW
04. [3DS] Theatrhythm Dragon Quest (Square Enix) {2015.03.26} – 76.858 / NEW
05. [PS3] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) {2015.03.26} – 62.197 / NEW
06. [PS3] Sword Art Online: Lost Song (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 55.090 / NEW
07. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 54.308 / NEW
08. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 46.693 / NEW

09. [PSV] Pro Baseball Spirits 2015 (Konami) {2015.03.26} – 46.326 / NEW
10. [PSV] Senran Kagura Estival Versus (Marvelous) {2015.03.26} – 44.548 / NEW
11. [3DS] Kuroko’s Basketball: Ties to the Future (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.26} – 35.415 / NEW
12. [PS4] Senran Kagura Estival Versus (Marvelous) {2015.03.26} – 30.247 / NEW
13. [PS4] Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (Nippon Ichi Software) {2015.03.26} – 22.725 / NEW
14. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony Computer Entertainment) {2015.03.19} – 21.069 / 57.220
15. [PS3] Resident Evil: Revelations 2 (Capcom) {2015.03.19} – 19.692 / 93.065
16. [WIU] Mario Party 10 (Nintendo) {2015.03.12} – 17.433 / 89.078
17. [PS3] Yakuza 0 (Sega) {2015.03.12} (¥8.845) – 13.813 / 189.203
18. [PSV] Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (Bandai Namco Games) {2015.03.12} – 13.365 / 110.291
19. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin Uchi (Level 5) {2014.12.13} – 12.240 / 2.563.478
20. [PS4] Battlefield: Hardline (Electronic Arts) {2015.03.19} – 12.149 / 80.971

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One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 is the latest adventure in the One Piece video games series. It will include the largest roster of characters in a Pirate Warriors game, with newcomers like Sabo, Donquixote Doflamingo, and Issho/Fujitora. Players will be able to re-experience the original One Piece story, starting with Luffy’s humble beginnings at Fushia Village to the latest Dressrosa arc. The game was released in Japan for the PS4, PS3, and PS Vita on March 26, 2015. North America, South America, Europe, Middle East, and Australasia will receive it sometime in the Summer of 2015 for PC/Steam, PS4, PS3,