Media Create has released some incredibly positive numbers concerning Level 5′s newest 3DS title Yokai Watch. The game, which has two separate versions releasing in a similar manner to Pokemon, already has 814,000 pre-orders in Japan. In fact, that figure would probably be even higher had retailers not stopped taken pre-orders due to limitations on stock. Nevertheless, at this rate many predict that Yokai Watch 2 will become the first million-selling title in Japan this year.
The first Yokai Watch game sold very well in Japan and continues to place in the top three games of the Media Create chart almost every week. Yokai Watch recently passed a million copies sold; however, it seems like the sequel is poised to sell even better than the first title did.
Recently, Level 5 said that they were considering bringing the Yokai Watch Franchise over to the west, so hopefully we will be hearing more and more about this exciting new title as time passes.