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
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:
|Lw||Tw||Title||Weekly Sales||Total Sales||Sys.||Publisher|
|New||01.||Yo-Kai Watch 2: Head/Founder||1,316,707||New||3DS||Level 5|
|02.||03.||Yo-Kai Watch||19,153||1,195,287||3DS||Level 5|
|04.||04.||Mario Kart 8||15,143||527,366||WiiU||Nintendo|
|03.||05.||Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Great Space-Time Adventure||14,713||92,220||3DS||Bandai Namco|
|08.||07.||Pokémon Art Academy||7,465||63,922||3DS||Nintendo|
|10.||08.||Grand Theft Auto V (Bargain Edition)||6,121||18,570||PS3||Take-Two|
|14.||10.||Pokémon X and Y||4,738||4,101,986||3DS||Pokémon Co.|
|11.||11.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai||4,666||67,111||3DS||Konami|
|12.||12.||FIFA14: World Class Soccer||4,569||63,447||PS4||Electronic Arts|
|09.||13.||Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Challenge of the Blue Samurai||4,279||148,779||PS3||Konami|
|07.||14.||Kamen Rider: Battride War II||4,194||77,494||PS3||Bandai Namco|
|18.||15.||Monster Hunter 4||3,684||3,307,700||3DS||Capcom|
|13.||16.||Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth||3,024||245,399||3DS||Atlus|
|20.||17.||Mario Kart 7||2,973||2,349,594||3DS||Nintendo|
|21.||18.||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||2,950||3,758,394||3DS||Nintendo|
|34.||19.||Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment||2,925||222,886||PSV||Bandai Namco|
|New||20.||God Eater 2 (PS Vita the Best)||2,731||New||PSV||Bandai Namco|