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

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

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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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP 80,488 New 3DS Namco Bandai
New 02. Warriors: Legends of Troy 31,428 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 03. Pandora’s Tower: Until I Return to Your Side 21,445 New Wii Nintendo
01. 04. Akiba’s Trip 16,582 74,732 PSP Acquire
New 05. Nobunaga’s Ambition: Tendou with Power-Up Kit 15,456 New PS3 Tecmo Koei
New 06. Treasure Report 14,304 New DS Namco Bandai
03. 07. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 2 Professional 13,974 508,767 DS Square Enix
05. 08. Patapon 3 9,134 104,475 PSP Sony
New 09. Iza, Shutsujin! Koisen
9,008 New PSP QuinRose
07. 10. Professional Baseball Spirits 2011 8,394 168,460 PSP Konami
08. 11. Wii Party 7,925 1,899,249 Wii Nintendo
?? 12. Battle & Get! Pokémon Typing DS 6,443 108,377 DS Nintendo
New 13. Memories Off: Yubikiri no Kikou
6,310 New PSP 5pb
New 14. Red Stone DS: The Guided Persons with Crimson Will
6,062 New DS GameOn
New 15. Red Katana Shin 5,603 New 360 Cave
09. 16. Pokémon Black/White 5,197 5,187,179 DS Nintendo
02. 17. Dead or Alive: Dimensions
5,072 28,150 3DS Tecmo Koei
New 18. Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland (PlayStation 3 the Best) 4,660 New PS3 Gust
16. 19. Mario Kart Wii 4,518 3,232,917 Wii Nintendo
04. 20. Gungnir 4,515 20,870 PSP Atlus


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer, Media-Create and

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.