Yokai Watch

Global Total as of 30th Jul 2016 (units): 1.74m
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Level 5 Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (30)


GamerCat98 (1 day ago)
There's something real screwy about the tracking for this in the U.S. right now. It's having this miraculous surge that's not being captured by anyone but VGChartz. It went from having not been in the top 75 since its second week of release in the U.S. back in November 2015, to being on the charts here since around mid-June, including this week at #30 and nearly 5,000. Unlike something such as Super Mystery Dungeon, which obviously popped back up because of GO, we're being told this game surged some ridiculous thousands of percent apropos of absolutely nothing, and unlike SMD, its sudden wave of purchases wasn't captured by anyone (Amazon's charts, GameStop's, the eShop's) but VGChartz. I get Amazon is not the end all, be all, and the eShop is digital, but if a game has a 5,000% rise, it would surely show up there, and it hasn't, at all. According to VGChartz, YW has sold about as much in the U.S. between mid-June and August than it did between January 2016 and June 2016. I call B.S. Can't help but think they undertracked it and are inflating its numbers now to try and make up ground.
boypita (on 13 June 2016)
Level 5 has confirmed that the game sold 400K in USA :) Itīs actually a good number IMO n.n
boypita (on 31 May 2016)
@Ryng_Tolu I really want this game to sell so much more, it deserves it. Canīt wait for YW2. I guess weīll finally see the success of the first one when the second launched :)
Ryng_Tolu (on 28 May 2016)
@Boypita no lol. Those sales (USA sales) doesn't count 2DS bundle or digital.

While as i show, it's well undertracked in Europe too. It's just impossible total EU sales are under 25,000 when only Spain count for 6,000...
Jranation (on 24 May 2016)
@boypita Then WOW! Didn't expect people to buy a 2DS for Yokai Watch!
boypita (on 09 May 2016)
@Ryng_Tolu those sales included the 2DS bundle, I think VGchartz donīt count that because they are digital :P
Darwinianevolution (on 09 May 2016)
Are those european sales good or bad? They are announcing the anime a lot on TV, but I haven't seen anyone talking about the game or the series.
Ryng_Tolu (on 09 May 2016)
Just noted this game is massive undertracked in USA... It sold almost 200,000 by end of 2015 in USA, while VGChartz has the game at 120,000 by end of April 2016.......

Not to mention those recent Europe numbers. VGC has:
Europe: 26,194
France: 13,608
Germany: 4,457
UK: 4,226
Europe sales outside Fra/Ger/UK = 3,903

This game has confirmed sold 6,000 unit first week in Spain lol.
greencactaur (on 09 January 2016)
I believe the anime already started airing, but in terms of sales, Tomodachi life started off as having like 50k its first week, or soemthing really low like that, and it ended up selling a tad bit under 1m, so I think the nintendo publishing will carry it to cross over 500k eventually
LipeJJ (on 02 January 2016)
Looks like it's having some decent legs. Question tho: when does the anime airs in the US?
bowserthedog (on 25 December 2015)
You have to give a game like this some time. Once the anime series has aired sales will pick up. Looks like it will sell around 100,000 in sales in the USA after 2 month on market. The game only sold 300,000 in it's first 6 months in Japan. It will take time but I'm confident this will be a reasonably popular title in the United States. Not as big as pokemon because it doesn't have the depth to become a hit with core Nintendo fans but kids will love it. I would estimate that long term it will be half as popular in the west as it is in Japan. Which is still pretty good.
boypita (on 23 November 2015)
It was released on 6th of november and the charts are from the 7th,only one day of sales. How could this be a flop???
boypita (on 23 November 2015)
It was released on 6th of november and the charts are from the 7th,only one day of sales. How could this be a flop???
LipeJJ (on 22 November 2015)
Right now it is a flop in the US, however we need to wait a bit to draw conclusions. Remember some games are sleeper hits (even Yokai Watch was a Sleeper Hit in Japan). Maybe the holidays will help a bit and the game's legs will be amazing? Let's wait a see (could be a total disaster as well).
CWegzz (on 21 November 2015)
well, looks like yokai watch flopped in the us
Clyde32 (on 19 December 2014)
Will the west really enjoy this game though?
qwertyDANIELqwerty (on 01 October 2014)
I feel like this is another game people want localized just because it sold well in japan. Hell, it may be terrible! We don't know...
DarkRPGamer007 (on 28 July 2014)
Please come to North America I see all the sales for this and Youkai Watch 2 and really want it
NintendoPie (on 22 May 2014)
Hopefully someday.
AshKetchum1992 (on 21 May 2014)
Will this ever be localized?
tbone51 (on 19 May 2014)
Already should be a million by this post!

Congrats :)
Cheebee (on 14 May 2014)
This will likely hit a million before June.
NintendoPie (on 13 May 2014)
So very close to 1 Million. I expect we'll see it quite soon unless this takes a dive-bomb.
mtachi (on 11 May 2014)
This is just slaying. Youkai is one to Watch. *I should be shot for that pun*
NintendoPie (on 15 April 2014)
This week's numbers were weak, but expected due to the tax increase. (That was this week, correct?)
Kongfucius (on 06 April 2014)
Seems like L-5 have bottled lightning for the third time. It's impressive how good they are at creating these sorts of hugely successful cross-media franchises and then running them into the ground. Still, should get another 3 or 4 games out of YW before that happens, maybe more if they can stop themselves from fucking up
NintendoPie (on 05 April 2014)
Youkai Watch is a phenomena in Japan. It's mad.
ktay95 (on 15 March 2014)
Top 20 3DS Games in Japan =D
Congrats L5
leyendax69 (on 10 March 2014)
I have to watch the anime, crazy numbers of this game after many months.
ktay95 (on 20 February 2014)
This game is legs

Comments

GamerCat98 (1 day ago)
There's something real screwy about the
tracking for this in the U.S. right now.
It's having this miraculous surge
that's not being captured by anyone but
VGChartz. It went from having not been
in the top 75 since its second week of
release in the U.S. back in November
2015, to being on the charts here since
around mid-June, including this week at
#30 and nearly 5,000. Unlike something
such as Super Mystery Dungeon, which
obviously popped back up because of GO,
we're being told this game surged some
ridiculous thousands of percent apropos
of absolutely nothing, and unlike SMD,
its sudden wave of purchases wasn't
captured by anyone (Amazon's charts,
GameStop's, the eShop's) but VGChartz.
I get Amazon is not the end all, be
all, and the eShop is digital, but if a
game has a 5,000% rise, it would surely
show up there, and it hasn't, at all.
According to VGChartz, YW has sold about
as much in the U.S. between mid-June and
August than it did between January 2016
and June 2016. I call B.S. Can't help
but think they undertracked it and are
inflating its numbers now to try and
make up ground.
boypita (on 13 June 2016)
Level 5 has confirmed that the game sold
400K in USA :) Itīs actually a good
number IMO n.n
boypita (on 31 May 2016)
@Ryng_Tolu I really want this game to
sell so much more, it deserves it. Canīt
wait for YW2. I guess weīll finally see
the success of the first one when the
second launched :)
Ryng_Tolu (on 28 May 2016)
@Boypita no lol. Those sales (USA sales)
doesn't count 2DS bundle or
digital.

While as i show, it's well
undertracked in Europe too. It's just
impossible total EU sales are under
25,000 when only Spain count for
6,000...
Jranation (on 24 May 2016)
@boypita Then WOW! Didn't expect people
to buy a 2DS for Yokai Watch!
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