Yo-Kai Watch 3 is No.1 in Japan, Pokémon games return to the Top Ten

A new entry in the blockbuster Yo-Kai Watch series was the best-selling game in Japan last week, according to market data provided by Famitsu.

The third numbered entry in the series, Sushi/Tempura, sold 147,364 units this week for the 3DS.

Meanwhile, past entries in the Pokmon franchise returned to the Japanese Top Ten off the back of hype surrounding mobile free-to-play success, Pokmon Go. The 3Ds re-releases of the original games – Red, Green, Blue and Yellow – charted at No.6 this week.

Furthermore, 2014’s 3DS remakes of Rugby and Sapphire, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, came in seventh place with 7,927 units sold.

The triple threat of Yo-Kai Watch and these Pokmon titles saw Nintendo’s New 3DS LL be the best-selling hardware of the week. The console sold 19,372 copies, placing it just ahead of Sony’s PS4, which shifted 17,857 units.

Below is the software Top Ten for the week ending July 24th:

1. Yo-Kai Watch 3: Sushi/Tempura (Level 5) 3DS – 147,364
2. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA (Falcom) Vita – 47,681 (New)
3. Sumikko Gurashi: Mura wo Tsukuru n desu (Nippon Columbia) 3DS – 17,940 (New)
4. Black Rose Valkyrie (Compile Heart) PS4 – 12,655 (New)
5. Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Microsoft) Wii U – 8,553
6. Pocket Monster Red/Green/Blue/Yellow (Pokmon Company) 3DS – 8,386
7. Pocket Monster Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokmon Company) 3DS – 7,927
8. Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Nintendo) Wii U – 7,636
9. Splatoon (Nintendo) Wii U – 6,924
10. Harvest Moon: 3-tsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi (Marvelous) 3DS – 6,219

And here are the hardware figures:

1. New Nintendo 3DS LL – 19,372
2. PS4 – 17,857
3. PS Vita – 10,676
4. Wii U – 5,899
5. New Nintendo 3DS – 3,661
6. PS3 – 743
7. Nintendo 3DS – 364
8. Nintendo 3DS LL – 142
9. Xbox One – 55

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