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Yo-Kai Watch series surpasses 7m sales

Yo-Kai Watch developer Level-5 has revealed its RPG franchise has combined to sell in excess of 7m units on Nintendo 3DS. Gematsu reports on the figure, explaining that it accounts for both physical and digital sales since the release of the original Yo-Kai Watch in Japan. The IP has thus …

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Hasbro toy deal heralds start of Yo-Kai Watch’s Western invasion

One of Japan’s most popular video game series is to give it a go in the West with the release of a toy line in Europe and the US in 2016. Hasbro has signed a deal to make toys based on Level 5’s Yo-Kai Watch series. The Pokemon-a-like game ruled …

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Yokai Watch: Can Japan’s biggest video game conquer the West?

Over 6m units of a game you’ve never heard of was sold in Japan last year. And now it’s coming to the rest of the world. What is it? Should we be excited? Christopher Dring investigates Towards the back end of 2012, Japan’s massively popular CoroCoro Comic magazine published a …

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Yokai Watch western release set for 2015

Hit 3DS JRPG series Yokai Watch will make its western debut sometime next year, developer Level-5 has revealed. Gematsu reports Level-5 CEO and president Akihiro Hino confirmed the news to fans, stating that the games have had big appeal” both within and outside of Japan’s market. In regards foreign markets, …

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Ni No Kuni passes 1.1m shipped on PS3

Studio Ghibli RPG Ni No Kuni has joined the million sellers club on home consoles. Siliconera reports that global shipments of the Level 5 developed game have now passed 1.1m units worldwide. The title was published by Namco Bandai in Europe and the US and by its developer in Japan. …

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Trio of Level-5 developed mobile RPGs in the works for Japan

Professor Layton and Ni No Kuni developer Level-5 is currently developing three role-playing games for mobile platforms in Japan. Polygon passes on a Famitsu report stating the studio will release all three titles before the end of 2013. The announcement comes following Level-5’s registering of a series of trademarks applying …

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Ni No Kuni rules PSN Top Ten

Namco Bandai’s Ni No Kuni wasn’t just last week’s top retail game, it was also the top seller on PSN. The stylish RPG beat GTA: Vice City (No.2) and Hitman HD Trilogy (No.3) in MCV’s weekly European PSN Top Ten. The chart includes sales for the week ending February 1st. …

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Now Professor Layton is heading to iOS

One of the most cherished titles in Nintendo’s portable arsenal has announced its move into the iOS market while Studio Ghibli’s beautiful RPG Ni No Kuni has been confirmed for the West. Japanese development giant Level-5 has revealed that a new entry in the Professor Layton series is in development …

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