This Week In Sales: Yo-kai Watch 2 Invades Japan (Again)


Period: The week of December 8th – December 14th (2014)

Top-seller: Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner (3DS) – 1,244,171

Nintendo 3DS sales: 14,911 | Tot. sales: 9,740,455

Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 24,475 | Tot. sales: 6,779,501

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 34,676 | Tot. sales: 272,988

New Nintendo 3DS XL sales: 83,041 | Tot. sales: 652,876

PlayStation Vita sales: 24,039 | Tot. sales: 3,298,475

Vita TV sales: 974 | Tot. sales: 148,160

Wii U sales: 27,334 | Tot. sales: 2,061,316

PlayStation 4 sales: 68,041 | Tot. sales: 906,566

Xbox One sales: 724 | Tot. sales: 41,212

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Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner, the third version of Yo-kai Watch 2, was released in Japan last week and sold 1.24 million copies in its first week. Meanwhile, Level 5 said in a press release that between all three versions Yo-kai Watch 2 has shipped 5 million units.


Also release last week was the PlayStation 4 version of Grand Theft Auto V, which sold 81,659 copies. Due to the release of GTAV and the Dragon Quest Heroes-themed PlayStation 4 systems, the PS4 saw hardware sales increase to 68,041  units for the week.


Finally, Sega released Shining Resonance, which sold 67,282 copies in its first week.


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


LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
New01.Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner1,244,171New3DSLevel 5
02.02.Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire152,3841,950,4813DSPokémon Co.
New03.Grand Theft Auto V81,659NewPS4Take 2
01.04.Super Smash Bros. for Wii U79,005306,533WiiUNintendo
New05.Shining Resonance67,282NewPS3Sega
05.06.Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS47,3931,835,8523DSNintendo
08.07.Yo-kai Watch 2: Head/Founder32,1682,958,1123DSLevel 5
07.08.Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate29,4182,255,2733DSCapcom
11.09.Mario Kart 824,938778,808WiiUNintendo
New10.Assassin’s Creed Rogue17,656NewPS3Ubisoft
03.11.Derby Stallion Gold16,65990,2753DSKadokawa
04.12.Aikatsu! 365 Idol Days16,02349,1743DSBandai Namco
17.13.Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker14,62880,510WiiUNintendo
New 14.Nobunaga’s Ambition: Souzou with Power Up Kit14,054NewPS3Koei Tecmo
12.15.Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Humanity CHAIN12,65031,7233DSSpike Chunsoft
24.16.Sumikko Gurashi: Koko Ga Ochitsukundesu12,21636,0533DSNippon Columbia
New17.Hajime no Ippo10,675NewPS3Bandai Namco
10.18.Phantasy Star Nova10,117137,263PSVSega
25.19.Animal Crossing: New Leaf9,9613,830,3763DSNintendo
13.20.Resident Evil HD Remaster8,49374,196PS3Capcom


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.