Level 5 Are Trying To Keep Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner In Stock This Holiday

By Ishaan . December 23, 2014 . 10:30am

On December 13th, Level 5 released Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner in Japan, and the game sold 1,244,171 million copies at retail in its first  week.


That’s fairly close to the number Yo-kai Watch 2: Head and Yo-kai Watch 2: Founder debuted at. Both those games were released back in July and sold a combined total of 1,316,707 copies in their first week.


Japanese sales tracker Media Create reports that Headliner sold through 84.77% of its shipment. Additionally, Media Create say that the game’s next shipment had already been delivered to retailers well in advance, which means Level 5 are being smart and ensuring stores don’t run out of stock.


According to some retailers, several customers have asked that stores keep the game in stock for Christmas, so the game will undoubtedly do very well over the next few weeks.

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  • RinSatori

    Those are some awful names.. Head.. Founder.. Headliner? lol

    • HarakiriKami

      They’re literal translations

    • Kaiser93

      however did the translating was a dumbo

  • British_Otaku

    Can’t find the graph which showed the sales of Yokai Watch 1, but it showed the game making a decent start at 50K, slipping away and resurfacing and beyond by and after Christmas till it reached over a million copies this year.

    I expect to see much of the same with this game.

    • zzzSleeping

      I believe the reason that happened with yokai watch 1 was because of the anime.

      • British_Otaku

        It was notably arching back up before the anime aired in January and for a considerable amount of time afterwards. I can’t express how much surprising it for any game to multiply the numbers from the first week, let alone sell comparable amounts when the sequel releases.

        An anime alone can’t guide a game to do that.

    • Mr_SP

      I’m not entirely certain there are enough people left to do that again. It looks like everyone who bought the first game bought the second.

      • British_Otaku

        Yeah, I’m expecting the result to be notably reduced in comparison to the original game. We won’t have a million seller jumping 20 times up in sales in a year like Yokai Watch went from 50K to 1 mil.

        I won’t doubt it has the chance to pull out some strong numbers this week, next week and maybe crush a few January releases though. Level 5 won’t be outdoing these numbers anytime soon, so they want to keep them high while they plan for a method to keep the series relevant.

        I would have them switch back and forth between Yokai Watch and Inazuma Eleven every two years at the least but we’ll see what happens.

  • AuraGuyChris

    Yup. This is the new Pokemon.

  • Codex

    Lol that character: “Dark Nyan”

    Really want to try this game out tbh. Level 5 did an amazing job with fantasy life

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