Yokai Watch has been big in Japan ever since it released last year and the arrival of Yokai Watch 2 to the Japanese market is no different. Last week marks the first week of availability for Japan, where the sequel to the popular ghost-hunting RPG managed to sell 1.3 million copies in its first week available on the market. Yokai Watch is still not available outside of Japan, though Level 5 did register for a trademark for the name in the United States in January of this year.
If that’s anything to go by, it could be another year before we see a Yokai Watch game available to the rest of the world, as Level 5 registered a trademark for Fantasy Life in April of last year and it won’t be hitting the United States until October of this year.
As for the Wii U it continues to maintain a steady sales rate at 8k moved this week, while Mario Kart 8 has slipped to fourth position with 15k sold. Watch Dogs is still selling decently on both the PS3 and the PS4, with the PS3 version of the game hitting 6th place, while the PS4 version managed to claim 10th place. Either way, It’s obvious Japan is still crazy about the Nintendo 3DS, as Yokai Watch still sits in 3rd place above Mario Kart 8 despite its sequel releasing last week.
- [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) – 1,316,707 (New)
- [PSV] Freedom Wars (SCEJ, 06/26/14) – 20,617 (252,665)
- [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) – 19,153 (1,195,287)
- [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 05/29/14) – 15,143 (527,366)
- [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure (Bandai Namco, 06/26/14) – 14,713 (92,220)
- [PS3] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 10,273 (53,957)
- [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy (Nintendo, 06/19/14) – 7,465 (63,922)
- [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version (06/26/14) – 6,121 (18,570)
- [PS4] Watch Dogs (Ubisoft, 06/26/14) – 6,000 (82,378)
- [3DS] Pokemon X / Y (Pokemon, 10/12/13) – 4,738 (4,101,986)
- 3DS LL – 55,531 (21,914)
- PlayStation Vita – 38,907 (18,438)
- Wii U – 8,658 (9,961)
- PlayStation 3 – 7,763 (7,511)
- PlayStation 4 – 7,150 (7,876)
- 3DS – 6,425 (5,424)
- PlayStation Vita TV – 1,803 (2,217)
- PSP – 779 (1,579)
- Xbox 360 – 140 (180)
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