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:


Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys. Publisher
New 01. Yo-kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Troupe / White Dog Unit 693,538 New 3DS Level 5
New 02. The Great Ace Attorney 135,690 New 3DS Capcom
New 03. Taiko Drum Master V Version 46,101 New PSV Bandai Namco
01. 04. Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright / Conquest 29,682 345,253 3DS Nintendo
03. 05. Splatoon 26,136 408,312 WiiU Nintendo
02. 06. Rhythm Heaven The Best+ 24,650 325,844 3DS Nintendo
New 07. Super Tousouchuu Gather! The Ultimate Escapees 13,571 New 3DS Bandai Namco
05. 08. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition 10,898 243,428 PSV Sony
06. 09. Mario Kart 8 6,708 1,060,442 WiiU Nintendo
07. 10. Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden 4,642 110,087 3DS Nintendo
10. 11. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire 4,608 2,657,661 3DS Pokémon Co.
03. 12. Persona 4: Dancing All Night 4,449 111,513 PSV Atlus
11. 13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf 4,232 3,996,960 3DS Nintendo
14. 14. Style Savvy 3 2,891 164,436 3DS Nintendo
12. 15. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 2,847 128,414 PS4 Spike Chunsoft
09. 16. Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition 2,772 50,017 PS4 Capcom
08. 17. Popolocrois: A Story of Seasons Fairytale 2,757 63,524 3DS Marvelous
13. 18. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS 2,746 2,256,326 3DS Nintendo
18. 19. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U 2,218 653,783 WiiU Nintendo
16. 20. Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition 1,901 274,678 3DS GungHo


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.