Samurai Warriors Doing Well On Nintendo 3DS; More Games Coming

By Ishaan . December 17, 2012 . 10:15am

Tecmo Koei’s Samurai Warriors series appears to be doing well on the Nintendo 3DS, and we’re likely going to see more of it on there.


The publisher released Samurai Warriors: Chronicles as a Nintendo 3DS launch game back in 2011, and the game sold nearly 50,000 copies in its first week. By the end of the year, it had sold 146,517 copies.


Then, in September 2012, Tecmo Koei followed up with Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd, which wasn’t an entirely new game, but rather an enhanced update of the original with more content. This game sold close to 34,000 copies in its debut week.


We haven’t seen updated figures for Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd since, but series producer, Hisashi Koinuma, reports that the game has continued to sell well.


Over Twitter, Koinuma stated: “I cannot begin to express how overjoyed I am that [Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd] has continued to sell to the year’s end. Thank you! Just a bit more in sales, and we can start thinking about the next game, so please keep at it!”


Tecmo Koei recently made Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd available as a Nintendo eShop download title for a slightly cheaper price, so that may have added to overall sales as well.

  • Oh I didnt know about this game.

    • Gurbinder Nagra

      Neither did I

  • Samurai_Heart

    Not surprised not much people know of this game outside of Japan, seeing as he said that it won’t come overseas, which is just depressing =/.

    C’mon Koei release it digitally or something, I mean we would like more “Musou” series over here other than just Dynasty Warriors =S. I know the first game didn’t do too well but release it on the eShop slightly cheaper and they’ll be plenty of downloads.

    • Vash bane

      aww we no get this one?

  • Tre W

    Looks safe to presume that the Sengoku series will likely continue the trend of its “main” base being on Nintendo hardware. I look forward to Sengoku Musou 4.

  • LunarKnite

    A shame this one won’t be released worldwide. I highly enjoyed the first one, and it pretty much single-handedly saved the launch line up for me. But Hopefully they’ll release one that’s a true sequel instead of what seems like an update.

  • Captain_Jiruo

    Samurai Warriors: Chronicles is still one of my favorite games on 3DS. I wish they would continue the Series here in the states Even if it’s just digitally.

    • neo_firenze

      Yeah, I was pleasantly surprised by the original. Bought it as a 3DS US launch game in March 2011, and it was by far my favorite launch game (and remained my favorite on the system until Super Mario 3D Land).

  • GO! GO! ED

    I’d import it but 3DS is region locked :(

  • Christopher Nunes

    I really like to see Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 2nd come over to the US, even if it’s a digital copy, because I like the first one very much!

    This series has great potential and it’s sad to see it not get as much recognition as much as the Dynasty Warriors games in the US.

    How much difference was there in 2nd than the original on the 3DS?

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