Yokai Watch 2 Maintains Dominance as Hardware Sales Fall in Japan

Home console sales continue summer decline

In last week's Media Create chart results for Japan, Yokai Watch stormed the charts with 1.3 million sales. A combination of the growing popularity of Level-5's franchise and the decision to release two versions helped it surpass the lifetime sales of its predecessor in just one week.

As expected, Yokai Watch 2 remains comfortably on top in its second week, surging past one and a half million retail sales. New titles on 3DS, Vita and PS3 take up the next three places, while Mario Kart 8 plugs away in fifth place with nearly 15,000 more sales. The top 20 is below with lifetime sales in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 331,946 (1,648,653)
2. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodblines – 93,775 (New)
3. [PS3] Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea – 43,744 (New)
4. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 21,524 (New)
5. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 14,992 (542,358)
6. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 12,790 (1,208,077)
7. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 9,761 (262,427)
8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 9,258 (101,478)
9. [3DS] Pokemon Art Academy – 5,714 (69,636)
10. [PS3] Watch Dogs – 5,628 (59,585)
11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,090 (23,659)
12. [3DS] Pokemon X / Y – 4,925 (4,106,912)
13. [PS4] Murdered: Soul Suspect – 4,467 (New)
14. [PS4] FIFA 14 – 4,094 (67,541)
15. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 3,905 (3,311,605)
16. [PS4] Watch Dogs – 3,455 (85,832)
17. [3DS] Happe-chan Minna de Odekake! Wakuwaku Hoppe Land!! – 3,433 (New)
18. [3DS] Pro Evolution Soccer 2014: Aoki Samurai no Chousen – 2,996 (70,108)
19. [PSV] Persona 4 Golden – 2,929 (304,785)
20. [Wii U] Wii Sports Club – 2,898 (New)

Hardware results see all platforms — oddly with the exception of the Vita TV — drop sales. The 3DS LL / XL had a major dip after its Yokai Watch 2 launch boost, while another fresh release on Vita can't prevent it from dropping down and staying behind Nintendo's portable. The Wii U remains the top selling console, but nevertheless with disappointing sales figures; the results are below with last week's sales in brackets.

3DS LL – 31,192 (55,531)
PlayStation Vita – 27,352 (38,907)
Wii U – 8,209 (8,658)
PlayStation 3 – 7,389 (7,763)
PlayStation 4 – 6,456 (7,150)
3DS – 6,185 (6,425)
PlayStation Vita TV – 2,249 (1,803)
PSP – 556 (779)
Xbox 360 – 129 (140)

Another week of double lattes all around for the Level 5 team, while the 3DS LL retains its top spot in the hardware charts. As for the Wii U and its home console rivals, the busier release schedule of August / Fall can't come soon enough.

[via gematsu.com]

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