One Piece: Pirate Warriors – At Almost 1 Million Copies

Posted by Omar Khan
Tags: Information, One Piece, PlayStation 3,

The guys over at Namco Bandai Games Japan recently released some of the latest financial numbers and on top is the great Captain Luffy as part of One Piece: Pirate Warriors! In terms of anime games, anyways.

The real number one and two on Namco Bandai’s list are Dark Souls, which shipped 1.19 million units and Ace Combat Assault Horizon which followed with 1.07 million unit. However, both of those games shipped figures include the North American and European numbers.

For One Piece: Pirate Warriors, almost 1 million copies (940,000 to be exact) have been shipped since the March 1st release in Japan alone! That number can only going to get larger as the game will be sailing over to Europe in November of this year. North America will be getting a digital release so we’re not sure if Namco Bandai will be able to include it in the “shipped” numbers.


One Piece PS3, One Piece: Pirate Warriors (or One Piece: Kaizoku Musou in Japanese), is the first One Piece game on the Sony PlayStation 3. It covers One Piece Part 1 as well as some of the story contents of the One Piece timeskip. The game was developed by Omega Force and published by Namco Bandai Games and Tecmo Koei in Japan on March 1, 2012. The game is expected to be released on the PlayStation Network through digital download in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

  • Kasperr

    wow cool

  • Jamal E. Douglas

    Oh finally,something else besides Naruto (Funny enough,I posted a comment in the “news” about the Naruto cosplayer calling this site out for not reporting this).

    I’m glad One Piece is doing so great.Nearly one million in Japan alone after 2 months,that’s good for an anime game.
    I hope Americans are planning to still buy even it’s a digital only release.NB have digital only here because they aren’t sure about how people would buy a One Piece game,even though the amount of OP fans increased since they last release a game here.
    Oh & Naruto fans,please don’t start bitching over the sales & start another opinion war.That’s probably why they stop reporting a lot of One Piece news.

  • Shogunreaper

    They don’t report one piece news often because there isn’t a lot of it.. Not because of some comments.

  • Shogunreaper

    I really wanted to play this game, but i won’t be “renting” a digital copy from the psn, if it comes to retail i’ll probably get it though.

  • Xeinezes

    Great to see it.i have the game its very amazing.very good job they did, hope they make another some day :)

  • Austin Smith

    Damn that’s awesome.

  • Thesageforlife K

    this is impressive for and anime not much sell this much except pokemon

  • demonsrage

    im In america and it kinda sucks its gonna be a digital release but im still buying it for sure

  • OtherWorlded

    I still didn’t get it yet, man this really needs to be back on my TV. 

  • Sharnerius1

    I’m gonna order mine from Europe.

  • Jmenyfield

    LOL Pokemon sells about 20 million copies every year dude, hell Pokemon Black and White sold a million copies on its first day. A million copies sold for an anime game is nowhere near impressive, the reason why it’s impressive for this game is because nobody thought that it would sell this much. I’m really glad that more people are jumping on the boat as One Piece fans(I jumped on the boat last year), but all I’m saying is that selling a million copies isn’t that impressive. 

  • SuperdeadlyKing

    wow epic =O

  • demonsrage


  • Kira

    Epic November will be awesome 

  • KingSora1991

     Though I’m not a One Piece fan i was thinking of getting this game. But wasn’t there a post on this site that said that Namco Bandai of US and EU were merging? Wouldnt that mean we get a physical copy as well here in the US?

  • Femi Adams

    Or we in the EU get your shoddy deal too….

  • D Vance

    Not really, the only pokemon game which sold 20mill copies was i believe Red and Blue but that was world wide sells.

    You do know that it take Naruto a year to sell those million copies you mentioned and it’s overall not just Japan, OP on the other hand sold almost a million copy in a month in only Japan.

    I’m not that knowledgeable about DBZ games so no comment although i keep hearing that the sells are falling. 
    Is that true?

  • Ronnie Celeski

    Dragon Ball Z Raging Blast 2 has sold roughly 500,000 worldwide at this time. Naruto ultimate ninja storm 2 has sold about 1 million copies. One piece has sold 1 million exclusively in japan. 

    Don’t just make shit up.

  • KingSora1991


  • Jmenyfield

    @Ronnie Celeski *throws up hands* Woah we have tough guy here.Read my entire comment before you try to sound smart, I clearly stated NEARLY every Dragon Ball Z and Naruto game. I never said not every Dragon Ball Z and Naruto game. Look at games like Dragon Ball Z Budokai 3 and Tenkiachi 3 and you will see that your comment is invalid.

  • Jmenyfield

    @D Vance Pokemon games make a lot more money than you would believe, just go on VGchartz and you will see for yourself. Also, I would like to point out that Pokemon Black and White sold 2.6 million units on its first day in Japan and 1.08 million on its first day in America. It has been confirmed that it broke the record as the fastest selling Pokemon game of all time. In order to be a successful anime, you have to be successful worldwide and not just in Japan which is why you only hear about One Piece in Japan and Malaysia. The U.S. and Europe won’t contribute much to the sales, I can already guarantee that(even though I’ll be buying a copy of this game).

    That is because even though I hate to say it, but Japan is literally full of almost nothing but One Piece fanboys which is why it is loved by all ages in Japan. However, Naruto is loved worldwide and until One Piece becomes loved worldwide it will never be able to compete with Naruto since it’s a small island. One Piece: Pirate Warriors will most likely end up just like Bleach: Soul Ressurection, a couple of months later and people will forget about it.

    Yes DBZ game sales are decreasing, same with Naruto. The reason is because people are getting tired of these 2 anime and want to see something new, hence the reason why One Piece now has a spark of popularity. A couple of years ago nobody gave 2 shits about One Piece and it has been around for quite a while. Look at when the Budokai Tenkaichi series and Naruto Ultimate Ninja series was out, One Piece had quite a few games as well and all of them sold poorly. One Piece right now is having an opposite effect than DBZ and Naruto in terms of popularity.

    I’m very proud to see One Piece’s success, but I’m just speaking in defense of DBZ and Naruto as I’m a DBZ, Naruto, and One Piece fan. I don’t choose sides, I just call it as I see it. And if this reply made anybody mad, I’m just speaking the truth so don’t kill the messenger.

  • Jmenyfield

    Femi is saying that the US and EU Namco Bandai merging may not be a good thing. Europe may now get the same crappy deals from anime games that the U.S. gets. Though, it has been getting better lately so I doubt it. At least we are getting more anime games besides Naruto and DBZ nowadays

  • Ronnie Celeski

    Budokai 3 came out in 2004 (8 years ago) and has sold just under 2 million. Tenkaichi 3 came out in 2007 (5 years ago) and has sold less than that. 

    One piece sold 1 million in two months. You said that’s not impressive. How am I wrong for saying it is?

    You’re a dumb faggot. gay gay gay gay. Go poop the dicks out of your butt and suck the poop off them. Eat an ass salad. Go to bed and dream of ass salads. Put some dressing on your ass salad. And then dig into a fresh ass salad.

  • EDGEucator

    F*ck Naruto & Bleach.
    One Piece , Fairy Tail & Soul Eater are superior in value. Fact.
    *awaits fanboys*
    *Pops popcorn*

  • Jmenyfield

    I’m amazed by how some comments get passed

  • Jmenyfield

    Shows how much you know about  BT3, which indeed sold more than Budokai 3. In fact it sold 3,940,000 copies which was a lot more than Budokai 3 which indeed sold under 2 million but just a little

    I love how you stated that I said that you were wrong because if you look at my comment I NEVER stated that. I stated that your comment was invalid because you told me not to make s**t up, so I merely just proved you wrong that I wasn’t “making s**t up.”

    So I’m a “dumb faggot” for standing up to my own OPINION?

  • Jamal E. Douglas

    Wow,what a real mature way to argue someone’s OPINION.

    That’s just pathetic.

  • unleashrage

    Nice, go one piece! :)

  • ruderhymer

    fairy tail? lol.   F*ck One Piece & Fairy Tail & you.
    Naruto & Bleach forever!

  • Ronnie Celeski

    “People like you made me dislike the Naruto posts on this website now you’re telling me that I have to deal with people like you on One Piece posts as well?”

    It must be hard being you.

  • Jmenyfield

     @facebook-1848981814:disqus Please just be quiet you’re making just making yourself look like even more of a d-bag. You lost and everybody here knows it.  I don’t see what you can possibly gain out of insulting somebody through the internet, especially on a forum. That shows how fun your life is, I have nothing more to say to you. You can “rant” all you  want, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to ignore somebody.

  • Mixalis Lampropoulos

     you must consider :
    1. only released in the asian room ( tll nov)
    2. those 1.000.000 were accomplished in a 2 months time span , pokemon may be topping this but as much as i love DB BT3 i cant imagine that they sold so many copies the first 2 months only in japan , because otherwise those two cant be compared equally

  • Jmenyfield

    I did state that in one of my later comments that One Piece isn’t that famous around the world, which is why when it does go over seas it most likely won’t make any more than it already has. It’s not because One Piece sucks(I LOVE One Piece and I’m an American), it’s because other TV productions sort of screwed it up for them. The only anime games that sold over 2 million copies were Dragon Ball Z and Pokemon and not even DBZ can do that anymore with as many fans as that show has.

  • Jmenyfield


    Toonami is back on TV on May 26th

  • Jamal E. Douglas

    How about accepting people’s differing opinion?You know,LIKE ADULTS.

    No need to act like little kids on the playground.

  • D Vance

    Fairy Tail ?

    You find that mediocre One Piece rip off good ?

  • KingSora1991

    @google-2ffbbc7ff138ff76ce10e3c8818e1ca5:disqus Yeah i doubt it too. Plus the fact EU announced they were getting a physical copy of OP will also have NA to get it as well. I doubt it would be digital. Looking forward more to that new RPG from Namco Bandai “Ni No Kuni- Wrath of The White Witch”.

  • KingSora1991

    Dude you do realize EdgeUcator started it right?

  • Jamal E. Douglas

    @KingSora1991:disqusYes,yes I do realize that.I was just thinking people would ignore EDGEucator (educated my ass),who was clearly trying to start a flame war here,but as you can see that’s impossible for our race.But my comment wasn’t targeted towards a specific person.

  • KingSora1991

    Dude thats kind of impossible in this kind of website lol. Not saying i agree but most of everybody on this site just want to act like tards and believe a show is more superior than the other when in reality its all just opinions. But yeah I understand now that you weren’t targeting anybody. I just thought you were at first like the educator trying to target people or start flame war. I find it really embarrassing when people do that. It looks retarded. It IS retarded lol. So yeah.