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Yo-kai Watch is role-playing series by Level-5 that was formed as a cross-media franchise. It holds the unique distinction of being the first IP not owned by Nintendo to sell over 1 million copies on launch week in Japan alone since Monster Hunter.


Main Entries

Year Platform Title Sales
(in Millions)
2013 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 2.97
2014 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso & Honke/Shin'uchi 7.30
2016 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 3 2.21
2019 Nintendo Switch Yo-kai Watch 4 0.29
2019 Nintendo Switch/PS4 Yo-kai Watch 4 ++ 0.063
2019 Nintendo Switch Yo-kai Watch 0.013


Year Platform Title Sales
(in Millions)
2015 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch Busters 2.37
2015 Wii U Yo-kai Watch Just Dance 0.026
2016 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Sangokushi 0.56
2017 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Secret of the Legendary Treasure Bambalaya 0.52
2020 Nintendo Switch/PS4 Yo-kai Watch Jam: Yo-kai Academy Y – Waiwai Gakuen Seikatsu 0.045


Yo-Kai Watch

Yo-Kai Watch was a very unique game in terms of sales curves. At launch, it was far from successful, selling about 50 thousand copies. However, as the anime started airing in January 2014, its sales quickly rose that it was outselling launch week on a weekly basis. Even the announcement of the sequels in March 2014 did not slow it down. It was not until the sequels were released that the game started to lower from the top ten. Even in the end of 2014, the game is still selling a couple thousand a week.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso & Honke

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shin'uchi

This is a third version of Yo-kai Watch 2 that came out to tie in with the movie. Despite this having little content difference from Ganso & Honke, it nearly matched their combined launch week sales.

Other Media

Yo-kai Watch is heavily invested in other forms of media that it has also been very successful in Japan.


The Anime has been tremendously popular, surpassing Pokemon on the weekly ratings. It's first movie had over 1 million tickets preordered for it, which is one of the highest ticket preorders in recent times.


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