One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 pre-orders top 500,000

Namco Bandai sequel out March 20 in Japan.

March 4, 2013 / 07:52 AM EDT / (@salromano)

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 pre-orders in Japan have already exceeded 500,000, Namco Bandai president and representative director Satoshi Oshita confirmed during a presentation for the game today.

The first game, launched in March last year, shipped 1.2 million units worldwide. It sold a total of 826,000 in Japan, according to Game Data Museum. The sequel is due out for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita on March 20 in Japan, and for PlayStation 3 this summer in North America and Europe.

A demo is scheduled to launch in Japan later this week.

Thanks, Game Jouhou.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/matheusoda Matheus Gritz

    One Piece Kaizoku Musou 3 confirmed for next year! LOL

    • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

      I would buy it gurarara! :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/matheusoda Matheus Gritz

        Everyone will! I love One Piece and I hope the third one gets a PS4 release as well, since I don’t have a PS3 and will save money for the 4th.

  • http://twitter.com/Kinbushi Richard Tooth

    Didn’t sell too well overseas then? I guess we got lucky that its the second one is being localised :-)

    • MrKappa

      I don’t know how well in did in the west but it certainly didn’t reach half a million.

    • Noctis_nox

      It did well if we are seeing the 2nd one outside Japan. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adol-Christian/100002643492922 Adol Christian

    I want to see how well the Vita version does.

    • Kurisu Makise

      I’m wondering how much of those pre-orders were for Vita.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adol-Christian/100002643492922 Adol Christian

        My guess is: 350,000 for the PS3 and 150,000 for the Vita.

        • Kurisu Makise

          If its 150k for Vita it might surpass Miku.

  • http://twitter.com/Renzouri Lee

    I hope there’s a demo out for North America as well. (Either way, it’s an instant purchase anyways)

  • zangetsukakashi

    need a Toriko game… :(

    • GaySkull

      Any news on that awesome DBZ, Toriko,One Piece game?

      • zangetsukakashi

        Project Versus J that has the Shounen Jump characters?Unfortunately not :( Soon though, cause on March 22 or som’n, there’s that special edition of Jump which has the Jump heroes together in a new battle ‘manga’. They oughta announce som’n about it there.

  • http://twitter.com/Elvick Elvick

    Wish it were coming to Vita in NA. ): I’d have even imported from Europe. D:<

    Oh well. Maybe the Asia version will have English.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adol-Christian/100002643492922 Adol Christian

      It probably will.

      • Kurisu Makise

        I really hope so.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ae.gon.9 Ae Gon

    Namco Bandai…Worst company ever

    • Eclipse

      How so? They release great games each year and are known for treating their employees quite well. Hell, a little over a year ago they even made a special child care room in one of their headquarters, which is very convenient for their employees, considering that child care can be expensive and they can also work in the same building as their child. What’s not to like?

      Namco Bandai <3

      • http://www.facebook.com/ae.gon.9 Ae Gon

        No vita release

  • EspadaKiller

    Looks like One Piece is more popular in Japan than the rest of the world. But Naruto is more popular worldwide than Japan. I definitely prefer Naruto over One Piece though!

    Still not liking the Musou style for One Piece, hope they will release a fighting game like Naruto soon, although unlikely :(

    • sherimae1324

      actually one piece is the best selling manga it tops naruto, bleach, fairy tail, ao no exorcist in sales combined thats how amazing it is in japan ^_^

      • EspadaKiller

        Yeah I know that, it’s insanely popular in Japan. But like what I said it’s not that popular overseas. While Naruto and Bleach are actually more popular overseas.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Nice, nice. I still need to pick up the first one. I missed it when Namdai slashed the price on PSN, so I’ll probably end up having to import a Euro copy one of these days. I’ll probably do the same for this one, assuming Namdai doesn’t give us a physical release this time either.

  • PrinceHeir

    godly stuff O____O