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

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    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:

     

    LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSys.Publisher
    New01.Yo-Kai Watch 2: Head/Founder1,316,707New3DSLevel 5
    01.02.Freedom Wars20,617252,665PSVSony
    02.03.Yo-Kai Watch19,1531,195,2873DSLevel 5
    04.04.Mario Kart 815,143527,366WiiUNintendo
    03.05.Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure14,71392,2203DSBandai Namco
    06.06.Watch Dogs10,27353,957PS3Ubisoft
    08.07.Pokémon Art Academy7,46563,9223DSNintendo
    10.08.Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)6,12118,570PS3Take-Two
    05.09.Watch Dogs6,00082,378PS4Ubisoft
    14.10.Pokémon X and Y4,7384,101,9863DSPokémon Co.
    11.11.Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai4,66667,1113DSKonami
    12.12.FIFA14: World Class Soccer4,56963,447PS4Electronic Arts
    09.13.Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai4,279148,779PS3Konami
    07.14.Kamen Rider: Battride War II4,19477,494PS3Bandai Namco
    18.15.Monster Hunter 43,6843,307,7003DSCapcom
    13.16.Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth3,024245,3993DSAtlus
    20.17.Mario Kart 72,9732,349,5943DSNintendo
    21.18.Animal Crossing: New Leaf2,9503,758,3943DSNintendo
    34.19.Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment2,925222,886PSVBandai Namco
    New20.God Eater 2 (PS Vita the Best)2,731NewPSVBandai Namco

     

    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 a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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