Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner Pre-Orders Start Out Strong

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Between its “Head” and “Founder” versions, Yo-kai Watch 2 is well on its way to selling 3 million copies in Japan over the next few months. Instead of letting it enjoy a long tail, Level 5 are releasing a third version of the game, titled Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner.


Japanese sales tracker Media Create says that Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner began accepting pre-orders two weeks ago, and saw pre-orders of 231,000 copies. Eight weeks prior to its release, Headliner’s pre-orders were approximately the same as those of the Head and Founder versions eight weeks prior to their own releases (450,000 copies across both).


Since pre-orders for Yo-kai Watch 2: Headliner kicked off later than those for Head and Founder, Media Create say the number of pre-orders for the game is sound so far.

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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.