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Japanese Sales Charts: One Piece Propels PlayStation Vita

Posted by Sammy Barker

Sony's system is sailing away

Strong sales for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 boosted the PlayStation Vita back up the Japanese hardware charts this week. While the system was still handily outsold by the Nintendo 3DS, the portable’s tally surged from 36,028 units to 41,073 units. The aforementioned Namco Bandai brawler sold 60,315 units on the handheld, and a further 274,625 units on the PlayStation 3.

In truth, it was a strong week for all of the PlayStation platforms, with PS3, PSP, and Vita content occupying a good chunk of the software charts. Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 settled in third and fourth on the PS3 and PSP respectively, while Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland debuted in tenth on the Vita.

Sadly, the release schedule for Sony’s most recent portable is starting to look a little bit barren again in its home region. Let’s hope that its numbers will settle at a more sustainable figure while it waits for another wave of software.

Hardware

1. 3DS – 76,553 (69,439)
2. PlayStation Vita – 41,073 (36,028)
3. PlayStation 3 – 22,942 (20,676)
4. PSP – 12,690 (12,721)
5. Wii U – 11,398 (9,539)
6. Wii – 1,720 (1,323)
7. Xbox 360 – 610 (543)

Software

1. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/21/13) – 280,151 (New)
2. [PS3] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 274,625 (New)
3. [PS3] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 101,389 (New)
4. [PSP] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 80,618 (New)
5. [PSV] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (Namco Bandai, 03/21/13) – 60,315 (New)
6. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) – 56,876 (2,918,394)
7. [PS3] Disgaea D2 (NIS, 03/21/13) – 55,443 (New)
8. [3DS] Pretty Rhythm: My Decorainbow Wedding (Takaratomy Arts, 03/21/13) – 33,466(New)
9. [PS3] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/14/13) – 29,401 (157,815)
10. [PSV] Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (Gust, 03/21/13) – 25,095 (New)
11. [PSV] Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013 (Konami, 03/21/13) – 23,621 (New)
12. [360] Gears of War: Judgment (Microsoft, 03/21/13) – 23,345 (New)
13. [3DS] Super Robot Wars UX (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 18,818 (134,202)
14. [PSP] Sword Art Online: Infinity Moment (Namco Bandai, 03/14/13) – 18,002 (156,182)
15. [PSV] Soul Sacrifice (SCEJ, 03/07/13) – 15,488 (137,006)
16. [3DS] Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate (Konami, 03/20/13) – 14,138 (New)
17. [PSV] Dead or Alive 5 Plus (Tecmo Koei, 03/20/13) – 13,291 (New)
18. [PS3] Dynasty Warriors 8 (Tecmo Koei, 02/28/13) – 11,523 (283,734)
19. [PS3] Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F (Sega, 03/07/13) – 11,482 (147,959)
20. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) – 10,497 (1,970,061)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (12)

Squiggle55

#1

Squiggle55 said:

small typo on the subtitle there

This is still good news. Keep snatching up that Vita everyone.

FullbringIchigo

#3

FullbringIchigo said:

such as shame Namco Bandai are NOT releasing the Vita version over here i think it would help sales and i definitely would have brought both versions

Epic

#4

Epic said:

I'm still waiting the 1st one to have a massive price drop or something.
I may be a HUGE fan of One Piece but 40-60 bucks for a game for me its kinda a heart attack O_O

FullbringIchigo

#5

FullbringIchigo said:

@Epic are you in america if so i wouldn't expect a price cut any time soon you might be netter off importing the UK version as they are region free and we got a physical release over here were as america only had a digital one

brendon987

#6

brendon987 said:

Nice hardware numbers again for the Vita. Really good to see 5 PSV titles in the top 20. Hoping the publishing firms are taking notice. I wonder if PSV version off "Pro Yakyuu Spirits 2013", is alot better in psp version.

brendon987

#8

brendon987 said:

These numbers for PSVITA and 3DS proves that handheld gaming is along way from dead.

LigerZeroN

#9

LigerZeroN said:

That sucks that we wont get this game here in the west. I really enjoyed the first one on the ps3.

GRIFFEN14

#10

GRIFFEN14 said:

@LigerZeroN We are getting the PS3 version of Pirate Warriors 2 in August but there has been no news of the vita version coming west yet. I am really looking forward to it. Looks better than the first game in every way.

FullbringIchigo

#11

FullbringIchigo said:

@GRIFFEN14 we ain't getting the Vita version at all i asked the official Namco Bandai EU on Twitter it's just the PS3 version a physical release in the EU and UK and a digital only in the US

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