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Yo-Kai Watch 2 Had 814,000 Pre-Orders In Japan As Of Last Week


As of last week, Yo-Kai Watch 2 had 814,000 pre-orders from consumers across its two versions in Japan, sales tracker Media Create reported yesterday. The game was released in Japan this past Thursday, July 10th.


Media Create say that the initial number of orders was 786,000. Gradually, that figure increased to 814,000 pre-orders. In fact, the number of pre-orders would have grown even faster, had it not been for the fact that the game sold out prior to its release, and retailers had to stop accepting pre-orders.


Despite the game being in short supply, pre-order inquiries from consumers continued, and Media Create predict what we already suspected—that Yo-Kai Watch 2 will be the first million-seller in Japan this year.

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.