This Week In Sales: Yo-kai Bustin’ Makes Me Feel Good


Period: The week of July 6th – July 12th (2015)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Troupe / White Dog Unit (3DS) – 693,538

Nintendo 3DS sales: 1,184 | Tot. sales: 9,845,714

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 899 | Tot. sales: 6,910,283

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 5,551 | Tot. sales: 592,824

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 21,069 | Tot. sales: 1,473,346

PlayStation Vita sales: 13,632 | Tot. sales: 3,885,396

Vita TV sales: 613 | Tot. sales: 168,339

Wii U sales: 10,780 | Tot. sales: 2,444,515

PlayStation 4 sales: 15,779 | Tot. sales: 1,585,753

Xbox One sales: 149 | Tot. sales: 53,271

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Last week, Level 5 released Yo-kai Watch Busters, a multiplayer action RPG spin-off of the Yo-kai Watch series, for the Nintendo 3DS. Busters was released in two versions, and between the two it sold a combined total of 693,538 units. That isn’t as much as the last numbered Yo-kai Watch game, but for a spin-off it’s still an incredible figure.


Another major 3DS release last week was The Great Ace Attorney, which is the start of a brand new Ace Attorney series. The Great Ace Attorney sold 135,690 copies in its first week. Here’s how that compares to the debuts of the last two Ace Attorney games in the main series:


  • (2013) Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – 250,216
  • (2007) Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney – 250,186


While The Great Ace Attorney didn’t sell as much as as either Apollo Justice or Dual Destinies, it makes sense for it to have done lower numbers, given that it introduces a brand new cast of characters and a completely new storyline that existing fans are unfamiliar with. The Ace Attorney games sell due to the love their fans have for the series’ characters, and one would assume Capcom that The Great Ace Attorney will serve as an entry point for new and lapsed fans.


It should be interesting to see how the game does over the next few months, and how a sequel—should there ever be one—does as well. Until then, here’s some more Ace Attorney sales data if you’re curious.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Troupe / White Dog Unit693,538New3DSLevel 5
New02.The Great Ace Attorney135,690New3DSCapcom
New03.Taiko Drum Master V Version46,101NewPSVBandai Namco
01.04.Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest29,682345,2533DSNintendo
02.06.Rhythm Heaven The Best+24,650325,8443DSNintendo
New07.Super Tousouchuu Gather! The Ultimate Escapees13,571New3DSBandai Namco
05.08.Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition10,898243,428PSVSony
06.09.Mario Kart 86,7081,060,442WiiUNintendo
07.10.Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden4,642110,0873DSNintendo
10.11.Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire4,6082,657,6613DSPokémon Co.
03.12.Persona 4: Dancing All Night4,449111,513PSVAtlus
11.13.Animal Crossing: New Leaf4,2323,996,9603DSNintendo
14.14.Style Savvy 32,891164,4363DSNintendo
12.15.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt2,847128,414PS4Spike Chunsoft
09.16.Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition2,77250,017PS4Capcom
08.17.Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale2,75763,5243DSMarvelous
13.18.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS2,7462,256,3263DSNintendo
18.19.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U2,218653,783WiiUNintendo
16.20.Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition1,901274,6783DSGungHo


Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Ishaan Sahdev
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.