During its first week on sale in Japan, Wii U exclusive Devil’s Third didn’t make the top fifty on the sales chart. Number fifty, Yokai Watch 2, sold 1,006 copies. Guess that means Devil’s Third didn’t even sell a thousand copies! Correction, 8:06 AM: As pointed out by several Kotaku commenters, Devil’s Third isn’t in…
In 2014, Japan saw the release of big Pocket Monster games Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. The games sold a ton in Japan, but not enough to reign supreme. A new challenger has taken the crown: Yokai Watch.
Yokai Watch 2 (妖怪ウォッチ２), the sequel to the exceedingly popular Yokai Watch, has been selling like gangbusters in Japan. And for good reason. Not only is the TV anime going strong and related toys disappearing off of store shelves faster than they can stock them, but the game itself is a whole lot of fun.
Yokai Watch, Level 5's popular spirit collecting game, is still going strong, with the game remaining in Japan's video game sales top 10 list for nearly a year. There's no catching lightning in a bottle like with Pokémon, but according to developer Level 5, if you really try, you can get pretty close.