One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 Pre-Orders Cross 500,000 In Japan

By Ishaan . March 4, 2013 . 9:30am

Pre-orders for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 have crossed the 500,000 mark, Namco Bandai announced at a Pirate Warriors 2 event in Japan today. The game is slated for release on March 20th for the PlayStation 3 and Vita in Japan.


Earlier in the year, Namco confirmed that the first One Piece: Pirate Warriors game has shipped 1.2 million copies worldwide. Like its predecessor, Pirate Warriors 2 is headed to the West as well, and will be available this Summer.


  • I don’t recall, but NA’s only getting the PS3 version, right? Or did they confirm the Vita version as well?

    • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

      Yes, sadly.T_T

    • I asked them on twitter, their answer : ” Europe?US? What is this ? Name of new cheeseburgers or something ? “

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Not really surprising though. One Piece is currently the strongest media in Japan.(Manga and Anime especially.) Hell, i am more suprised that it is only 500k here.

    • I wonder how large their first shipment is going to be. If pre-orders are over 500k, I could see the first shipment being as high as around 700-750k. For reference, the first game did 650k in its first week.

      • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

        Maybe 800k? Especially this month is March where game usually sells a bit more?

  • OathkeeperSoraXIII

    wow. Awesome, I hope I’ll still be able to get the Film Z costume, the retailer I pre-ordered from says the DLC from them is first come, first serve. good to see that this game is going to be as popular, if not more popular than the first game.

  • Jesse Torres

    I really wished the U.S got the actual disc and box, and not just a download.

    • LittleMofreaky

      English voices would be nice too :(

    • well how about english audio? we have a chance at that!

  • Yvonne Tsang

    Japan sure loves their One Piece…

  • Impressive given that the first one was already so big. Hopefully Vita can pull some decent numbers too.

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    One Piece = Money (or Yen in this case).

    Simple math. You’d think NB would have picked up on this equation much earlier…

  • fds_nextdart

    No PSV overseas is a crime~. =/

  • Sentsuizan_93

    Good to hear the pre-orders coming in thick and fast ^_^

  • Abyan Haidar

    Yay we will have this game in NA/Eu Vita!!

    Said no one ever…

  • tubers

    Out of 500k, I wonder how much of that was VITA pre-orders.

  • I’ve never been a fan of One Piece but I’m not surprised of the sells, the anime is famous as hell here in America, I can’t imagine how precious is for people in Japan xD

  • How many of those do you suspect are Vita pre-orders? I’d be curious to know.

  • Göran Isacson

    This just in- One Piece sells well in Japan. Coming up- is water wet? Don’t miss our hard-hitting expose.

  • anyone interested in helping us get one piece pirate warriors 2 dubbed et me know! we have a chance at english audio!

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