Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

Alex Calvin
Yo-Kai Watch is No.1 in Japan AGAIN

A new title in Level 5's Yo-Kai Watch series has once again gone straight to No.1 in Japan.

Called Sangokushi, this release is a crossover between the popular Yo-Kai Watch franchise and Koei Tecmo's Romance of the Three Kingdoms series.

Though Yo-Kai Watch claims yet another No.1, its initial sales of 263,637 units are relatively low in Yo-Kai Watch terms. Just for perspective, the IP's second mainline entry sold 1.3 million copies on its launch week in July 2014. Sangokushi's sales even pale compared with spin-off Busters, which launched in July 2015, selling almost 700,000 units.

Square Enix claimed No.2 this week with a new entry in its Star Ocean franchise. Integrity and Faithlessness sold 117,459 units in its first week.

There was a third new entry at the bottom of the Top Ten – Winning Post 8 2016 from Koei Tecmo, which sold 8,022 units on PS4.

Though the top two spots were taken by brand new 3DS and PlayStation 4 titles, these did not have much of an impact on hardware sales. PS4 unit sales dropped six per cent while New 3DS LL sales rose a mere 3.5 per cent.

Last week's No.1, Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 fell from the top spot to third place as sales decline 71 per cent. Dark Souls III – last week's No.2 – drops to fourth with sales plummeting 81 per cent.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending April 3rd:

1. Yo-Kai Sangokushi (Level 5) 3DS – 263,637 (New)
2. Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness (Square Enix) PS4 – 117,459 (New)
3. Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 (Square Enix) 3DS – 109,374
4. Dark Souls III (From Software) PS4 – 41,150
5. Pokkn Tournament (Pokmon) Wii U – 13,685
6. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) 3DS – 10,671
7. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X (Sega) Vita – 9,948
8. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (Sony) Vita – 9,586
9. Ansatsu Kyoshitsu: Assassin Ikusei Keikaku!! (Bandai Namco) 3DS – 8,927
10. Winning Post 8 2016 (Koei Tecmo) PS4 – 8,022 (New)

And here are the hardware numbers:

1. PS4 – 33,440
2. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 19,874
3. PS Vita – 17,709
4. New Nintendo 3DS – 5,196
5. Wii U – 2,678
6. PS3 – 1,170
7. Nintendo 3DS – 304
8. Nintendo 3DS LL – 146
9. Xbox One – 87
10. PS VitaTV – 32

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