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Can Yo-Kai Watch repeat Pokémon’s success in the West?

A kids game for handhelds that involves capturing fantastical creatures, then battling them against rival monsters. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. No, it’s not Pokmon we speak of, but newcomer Yo-Kai Watch. Like Nintendo’s critter-catcher, the ghost-hunting series has taken Japan by storm, crossing from 3DS into …

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Yo-Kai Watch is ‘the next Pokémon’

Japanese smash hit 3DS game Yo-Kai Watch will take the UK by storm, predicts Viz Media Europe. The firm – which is handling the release of the recent TV show in Europe – expects the franchise to have the same effect on the West that Pokmon had in the late …

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Yokai Watch Busters retains Japanese charts top spot for a third week as Batman falls

Four new releases in the Japanese software Top Ten last week wasn’t enough to dethrone continued phenomenon and chart success Yokai Watch. The Busters spin-off of the massively popular franchise was number one for a third consecutive week, shifting over 118,500 units. That was despite new competition from Capcom’s Sengoku …

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Yokai Watch gains a hyphen, makes the trip to Europe

Nintendo has confirmed plans to release the Yokai Watch series for 3DS in Europe. The series, which will for some reason go by the name Yo-kai Watch, was confirmed as being planned for the West back in August, but this is the first tiem Nintendo has been confirmed as the …

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New Nintendo and Bandai Namco titles depose Yokai Watch 2 and Pokemon in Japan

Three new entries in the Japanese software charts push down previous top dogs Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi, and Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. According to data provided by Famitsu,Bandai Namco’s Tales of Zestiria debuted this week and shot straight to the top of the charts, selling 316,824 units. …

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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 2 and Pokémon continue to top Japanese charts

Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchiand Pocket Monster Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire continue to be the best-sellers in Japan, according to data from Famitsu. The former shifted over 49,000 units, a decline of 34 per cent week-on-week, while combined sales of the latter dipped by 38 per cent. In total, all …

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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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Yokai Watch 2 remains top of Japanese charts despite slew of new releases

Yokai Watch 2 has remained at the top of the weekly Japanese software charts, despite five new entries in the Top Ten, according to the latest sales data from Famitsu. The highly successful 3DS title, which is available in ‘Ganso’ and ‘Honke’ editions, has now sold over two million units …

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Yokai Watch 2 and Yoshi’s New Island keep 3DS No.1 in Japan

Nintendo’s portable console still rules the roost in Japan according to the latest sales data provided by Famitsu. This is partially due to the launch of Yoshi’s New Island in Japan, but largely the result of strong sales of Yokai Watch 2, which is No.1 for the third time in …

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