One Piece Odyssey Debuts At No.2 On The Japan Sales Chart
The game has also done better than One Piece: World Seeker in sales.
- One Piece Odyssey debuts at No.2 on the Japan retail sales charts.
- The PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 version of the game have sold 61k copies combined.
- Only Pokémon Scarlet and Violet kept the game away from top spot.
In the current era of entertainment, it’s basically impossible not to know what anime is. The style of animation from Japan has taken over the planet in the last decade or so, becoming a staple of pop culture. One show that played a big part in popularising anime is One Piece, which has become universal itself.
Like any big media franchise, One Piece has also tested the waters in the gaming industry with several games. Its most recent venture is One Piece Odyssey, which has launched to positive reception from fans and critics alike. Now, it seems like the game is also doing well in sales as it has debuted at the peak of No.2 on the Japan retail charts.
Pierre485 aggregated these sales numbers to the masses. Japanese website Famitsu is responsible for coming up with this data throughout the year on a weekly basis. And, One Piece Odyssey has had a strong start in this week’s charts.
Bandai Namco‘s new game debuted with a No.2 peak on the charts. The PlayStation 4 version of One Piece Odyssey sold 35k units and was the highest-selling version of the game. On the other hand, the PlayStation 5 version sold 26.8k units and debuted at No.3 on the Japan sales charts.
1 [NSW] Pokemon Scarlet / Violet – 64.799 / 4.695.052 (-52%)
2 [PS4] One Piece: Odyssey – 35.123 / NEW
3 [PS5] One Piece: Odyssey – 26.879 / NEW pic.twitter.com/rgIlcjNDyY
— Pierre485 (@pierre485_) January 19, 2023
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet stopped the new game in the anime franchise from going Number 1. The Nintendo Switch game is at No.1 for the second week running in 2022.
It sold 64.7k units this week, bringing up its total to 4.6 million copies sold on retail only. One Piece Odyssey doesn’t beat the Pokémon title, even if you combine the sales from its PS5 and PS4 versions.
So, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are completely dominating Japan months after release. However, this may come to an end next week when Fire Emblem Engage finally comes out. The series has immense popularity in the country and is also on the Switch, so next week will be interesting.
Coming back to One Piece Odyssey, the game’s performance is worse than 2020’s One Piece Pirate Warriors 4. The title sold more than 75k copies on Japanese retail in its first week. Its Switch version came 3rd with over 61k units sold, making it a massive triumph.
Hence, One Piece Odyssey has done considerably worse than its predecessor without the Switch port. Compared to One Piece: World Seeker, however, the game has done pretty well. The reception is much better than the 2019 action-adventure title, which was very average.
World Seeker also sold less in its first week in Japan, with only the PS4 version ranking with 50k plus sales. So, One Piece Odyssey is a pretty solid title in comparison to the 2019 Ganbarion production. Keeping in mind that the game only had two days of tracking after its January 13 release, this is a great result.
PlayStation 5 has been selling a lot better since the start of the year. Therefore, sales for One Piece Odyssey will only improve as time passes by. It will be tough with Fire Emblem Engage releasing next week, but the game has fans by its side.
You can try out the game for yourself right now on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S. Fans have been gushing over One Piece Odyssey, and the game has favorable reviews. Do you think it will hold up in the charts next week? Do tell us in the comments below.
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