Yokai Watch total shipments top one million
posted on 04.23.14 at 12:08 AM EST by (@salromano)
Great success for Level-5's ghost fantasy RPG.

Yokai Watch

Total shipments for the retail version of Yokai Watch have exceeded one million in Japan, Level-5 announced.

Shipments reached 500,000 only two months ago. But thanks to the popularity of the Yokai Watch TV anime that began in January, total shipments were able to double by April.

The game, launched last July, is a fantasy RPG that follows Keita, a young boy who together with his new ghost pal Whisper, must gather ghosts and defeat the ill-intentioned ghosts lurking his town.

A sequel will launch in two versions in Japan on July 10.

Yokai Watch has yet to be released outside Japan, though a trademark and a tweet from Level-5 suggest a localization is possible.

  • Renaldi Saputra

    wow gratz

  • Elvick

    And zero in English.

    Announce it already you bishes.

    Along with the anime.

    • Renaldi Saputra

      they’re going to announce it, I think

  • http://hatintime.com/ ShadowFang

    This is gonna put a serious damper on Level 5iA thinking about localizing Fantasy Life LINK or Majin Station now. This is clearly the priority for them to expand as a franchise.

    Darn. I really wanted to play Fantasy Life someday. And perhaps Majin Station – even if it is a smartphone game, it looked FANTASTIC.

    • Elvick

      Maybe by 2401 we’ll get all Level-5 games. Too bad we’ll all be dead.

      • Tsurugi

        If your comment wasn’t true I would laugh, but that what is really going to happen…..

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    The biggest game in Japan right now

  • RSene

    So.. this is sold in or sold out?

  • Tsurugi

    I like many of Level-5 games (Inazuma Eleven, Inazuma Eleven GO!, Yo-Kai Watch, Danball Senki Wars,….), but I’m really disappointed because they take years to bring a game to US, and they have a company here but who receive the 1st is Europe, Europe will receive Inazuma Eleven GO! , this game in my opinion is the best game that I ever saw for 3DS but I don’t want only watch videos I WANT TO PLAY THIS EPIC GAME AND THE OTHERS FROM LEVEL-5!!!!!!

    • OverlordZetta

      Years? There’s only one Inazuma in the US with no sign of more on the way (yet) and Danball is likely never coming.

      There’s also Fantasy Life and a number of their other titles that we’re missing out on.

      God bless region lock, right?

      • Tsurugi

        I hate that region lock, I don´t mind play a game in japanese, because with the game you learn the language but they don´t let you do that, even from Europe I can´t import….

  • Preciosan

    wooooo me gusta!

  • Solomon_Kano

    Warms my heart.

  • curecurry

    Great news indeed! Hope this series eventually comes to the West. Love this series so much that I created a community for English-speaking people to gather. If anyone is interested, you can check out http://youkaiwatch.livejournal.com/