One Piece: Burning Blood Japanese Sales, Free 2-Player Demo Available

While most of us wait for the May 2016 English release of One Piece: Burning Blood, the fans in Japan are already getting in on the action. According to Japanese data company MediaCreate, the Japanese version of Luffy and crew’s first PS4 fighter sold an estimated 68,172 copies in week 1 at retailers! That’s 35,496 copies on the PS and 32,682 on the PS Vita. As far as we know, these are sales for the physical version of the game. There was a time when physical was the only way to obtain a game, but with digital becoming more popular year after year, the overall numbers may be higher for One Piece: Burning Blood. How do the physical sales look in comparison to the past few One Piece games in their first week at Japanese retailers? Take a look below!

  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: Burning Blood (Sony PlayStation 4, released April 2016) – 35,496
  14. One Piece: Burning Blood (Sony PlayStation Vita, released April 2016) – 32,682
  15. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Sony PlayStation 3, released June 2014) – 18,026
  16. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Sony PlayStation Vita, released June 2014) – 10,348
  17. One Piece: Unlimited World Red (Nintendo Wii U, released June 2014) – 4,209

How did One piece: Burning Blood do in comparison to other games between the week of April 18, 2016 and April 24, 2016? It was the best selling game!

  1. [Platform] Game Title (Publisher, Release Date) – Copies Sold Last Week (Copies Sold Total)
  2. [PS4] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco, 04/21/16) – 35,496 (New)
  3. [PSV] One Piece: Burning Blood (Bandai Namco, 04/21/16) – 32,682 (New)
  4. [3DS] Yo-kai Sangokushi (Level-5, 04/02/16) – 28,758 (430,239)
  5. [PSV] Bullet Girls 2 (D3 Publisher, 04/21/16) – 17,224 (New)
  6. [Wii U] Star Fox Zero / Star Fox Guard Double Pack (Nintendo, 04/21/16) – 17,114 (New)
  7. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix, 03/24/16) – 15,940 (557,575)
  8. [PS4] Phantasy Star Online 2: Episode 4 (Sega, 04/21/16) – 14,950 (New)
  9. [Wii U] Star Fox Zero (Nintendo, 04/21/16) – 8,135 (New)
  10. [PS4] Dark Souls III (Bandai Namco, 03/24/16) – 7,255 (274,909)
  11. [3DS] Terraria (Spike Chunsoft, 04/21/16) – 7,251 (New)

In related news, fans can download a free Japanese One Piece Burning Blood demo for the PS4. It has both single and 2-player modes with 4 playable characters – Luffy, Ace, Aoiji, and Franky. The final version of the game went on sale last week on April 21 and the demo was released just earlier this week on April 27. If you’re waiting for the English version of the final game and you don’t have the Japanese version of the final game, enjoying the Japanese version of the demo may be a great way to hold you over until then. We have a feeling (it’s not confirmed) the English version of this demo will be released before the final English version of the game.


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One Piece: Burning Blood is a fighting game developed by Spike Chunsoft and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment on April 21 in Japan for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. The game makes it’s way to North America on May 31 in North America and Europe on June 3 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, PC/Steam, and Xbox One.