Yokai Watch 2 Passes Two Million Sales in Japan as Wii U Sales Increase

3DS hardware also holds momentum

To the surprise of no one, Yokai Watch 2 has once again dominated the Japanese charts, bringing its sales to 2 million, and this figure doesn't even take into account any digital downloads so the total number is bound to be significantly higher than that. Not only this, but Level-5's original Yokai Watch takes ninth place – above several newly released titles.

Coinciding with the success of Japan's latest gaming craze, the 3DS also holds second and third place for software sales, with Mario Kart 8 being pushed down to sixth from fourth place. The figures don't lie though, and the racing sensation still holds strong months after its release.

You can check out all the figures below for yourself – lifetime sales are in brackets.

1. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke – 120,682 (2,093,992)
2. [3DS] Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission 2 – 81,584 (New)
3. [3DS] Senran Kagura 2: Deep Crimson – 46,494 (New)
4. [PS3] Ultra Street Fighter IV – 42,327 (New)
5. [3DS] Yoshi’s New Island – 22,752 (114,229)
6. [Wii U] Mario Kart 8 – 20,860 (599,414)
7. [PSV] Shin Hayarigami – 12,585 (New)
8. [3DS] Taiko Drum Master: Don and Katsu’s Space-Time Great Adventure – 8,435 (127,842)
9. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,355 (1,234,622)
10. [PS3] Shin Hayarigami – 5,745 (New)
11. [PS3] Grand Theft Auto V Low Price Version – 5,323 (38,997)
12. [3DS] Pokémon X / Y – 4,935 (4,121,836)
13. [3DS] Bravely Default: For the Sequel (Ultimate Hits) – 4,720 (New)
14. [PSV] Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines – 4,548 (123,884)
15. [3DS] Pokémon Art Academy – 4,326 (84,588)
16. [3DS] Gundam Try Age SP – 4,112 (37,043)
17. [Wii U] Dragon Quest X: All-In-One Package – 3,945 (New)
18. [PSV] Freedom Wars – 3,869 (275,667)
19. [PSV] Lost Dimension – 3,868 (New)
20. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 3,566 (2,362,577)

Sales figures for hardware show a decline for every console except 3DS and Wii U. The latter has had a small spike of interest with nearly 5,000 additional units sold compared to last week. No doubt Nintendo's marketing for Hyrule Warriors has had a part in this. It's a small increase but an increase nonetheless.

Glance at the numbers for yourself below – last week's sales are in brackets.

1. 3DS LL – 33,172 (31,740)
2. PlayStation Vita – 17,084 (17,179)
3. Wii U – 13,598 (9,646)
4. 3DS – 7,873 (7,019)
5. PlayStation 3 – 6,486 (6,605)
6. PlayStation 4 – 5,470 (5,695)
7. PlayStation Vita TV – 1,344 (1,506)
8. PSP – 301 (464)
9. Xbox 360 – 151 (157)

The Wii U and 3DS are still holding their own against their competitors. Will Gamescom and hype for upcoming releases help aid a similar trend away from Nintendo's homeland?

[via gematsu.com]

Sponsored links by Taboola

From the web