This Week In Sails: One Piece Cruises Onto The Nintendo 3DS


    Period: The week of May 23rd – May 29th (2011)

    Top-seller: One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP – 80,488

    Nintendo 3DS sales: 24,283 | Total sales: 1,037,542


    One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP provided the Nintendo 3DS with a bit of a boost upon its release last week, with the game itself claiming the top spot on the software sales chart at close to 85,000 units sold. 3DS hardware sales rose from sub-18k units the week prior to just over 24,000 units.


    Meanwhile Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side didn’t fare as well in terms of hard numbers, but this is now more or less the norm for any Wii releases that aren’t identifiably high-profile, given the state of the Wii market in Japan at present. Pandora’s Tower sold 21,445 units during the week.


    Cave also released Red Katana Shin for the Xbox 360 the same week, selling as little as 5,603 copies of the game. For the sake of comparison, Deathsmiles 2X sold 16,112 copies on the Xbox 360 during the week of its own debut in 2010.


    As far as current releases go, Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS reappeared at #12 on the software sales chart for the week, after being completely absent the week prior. In fact, the game wasn’t even in the top-50, which makes us wonder what happened. A complete shortage of copies, perhaps?


    The top-20 software sales chart for the week is as follows:


    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP80,488New3DSNamco Bandai
    New02.Warriors: Legends of Troy31,428NewPS3Tecmo Koei
    New03.Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side21,445NewWiiNintendo
    01.04.Akiba’s Trip16,58274,732PSPAcquire
    New05.Nobunaga’s Ambition: Tendou with Power-Up Kit15,456NewPS3Tecmo Koei
    New06.Treasure Report14,304NewDSNamco Bandai
    03.07.Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional13,974508,767DSSquare Enix
    05.08.Patapon 39,134104,475PSPSony
    New09.Iza, Shutsujin! Koisen
    07.10.Professional Baseball Spirits 20118,394168,460PSPKonami
    08.11.Wii Party7,9251,899,249WiiNintendo
    ??12.Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS6,443108,377DSNintendo
    New13.Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kikou
    New14.Red Stone DS: The Guided Persons with Crimson Will
    New15.Red Katana Shin5,603New360Cave
    09.16.Pokémon Black/White5,1975,187,179DSNintendo
    02.17.Dead or Alive: Dimensions
    5,07228,1503DSTecmo Koei
    New18.Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PlayStation 3 the Best)4,660NewPS3Gust
    16.19.Mario Kart Wii4,5183,232,917WiiNintendo


    Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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