This Week In Sales: Yo-Kai Watch 2 Debuts At 1.3 Million

By Ishaan . July 16, 2014 . 10:31am

Period: The week of July 7th – July 13th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2 (3DS) – 1,316,707

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,425 | Total sales: 9,538,873

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 55,531 | Total sales: 6,277,180

PlayStation Vita sales: 38,907 | Total sales: 2,938,124

Vita TV sales: 1,803 | 125,095

Wii U sales: 8,658 | Total sales: 1,830,868

PlayStation 4 sales: 7,150 | 635,645

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Last week, Level 5 released Yo-kai Watch 2 in Japan, and Japanese sales tracker Media Create reports that the game sold a whopping 1.3 million copies in its first week on store shelves.

 

To put this in perspective, Yo-kai Watch 2 has actually outsold the original Yo-Kai Watch in a single week. The first game currently sits at 1.19 million, and continues to sell consistently every week.

 

Yo-kai Watch 2 was released in two versions—Head and Founder, similar to the way Level 5 adopted the dual-release strategy with Inazuma Eleven once that franchise had taken off. It was a smart move, and one that looks to have worked out well.

 

3DS hardware sales saw an increase due to the release of the game, as well as the release of a limited edition Yo-kai Watch-themed Nintendo 3DS XL system, which was made available this past weekend.

 

Meanwhile, Sony released two new PlayStation Vita “Super Value Pack” bundles this past weekend, containing an 8GB memory card and an assortment of free-to-play software, which led to increased sales of the Vita hardware as well.

 

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

 

Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Head/Founder 1,316,707 New 3DS Level 5
01. 02. Freedom Wars 20,617 252,665 PSV Sony
02. 03. Yo-Kai Watch 19,153 1,195,287 3DS Level 5
04. 04. Mario Kart 8 15,143 527,366 WiiU Nintendo
03. 05. Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure 14,713 92,220 3DS Bandai Namco
06. 06. Watch Dogs 10,273 53,957 PS3 Ubisoft
08. 07. Pokémon Art Academy 7,465 63,922 3DS Nintendo
10. 08. Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition) 6,121 18,570 PS3 Take-Two
05. 09. Watch Dogs 6,000 82,378 PS4 Ubisoft
14. 10. Pokémon X and Y 4,738 4,101,986 3DS Pokémon Co.
11. 11. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 4,666 67,111 3DS Konami
12. 12. FIFA14: World Class Soccer 4,569 63,447 PS4 Electronic Arts
09. 13. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai 4,279 148,779 PS3 Konami
07. 14. Kamen Rider: Battride War II 4,194 77,494 PS3 Bandai Namco
18. 15. Monster Hunter 4 3,684 3,307,700 3DS Capcom
13. 16. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3,024 245,399 3DS Atlus
20. 17. Mario Kart 7 2,973 2,349,594 3DS Nintendo
21. 18. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2,950 3,758,394 3DS Nintendo
34. 19. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment 2,925 222,886 PSV Bandai Namco
New 20. God Eater 2 (PS Vita the Best) 2,731 New PSV Bandai Namco

 

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.



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