Yo-kai Watch is role-playing series by Level-5 that was formed as a cross-media franchise. It holds the unique distinction of being the first IP not owned by Nintendo to sell over 1 million copies on launch week in Japan alone since Monster Hunter.


Main EntriesEdit

Year Platform Title Sales
(in Millions)
2013 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 1.246
2014 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso & Honke 2.958
2014 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 2: Shin'uchi 1.244
2016 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch 3 TBR


Year Platform Title Sales
(in Millions)
2015 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Watch Busters
2015 Wii U Yo-kai Watch Just Dance
2016 Nintendo 3DS Yo-kai Sangokusuo

Games Edit

Yo-Kai Watch Edit

Yo-Kai Watch was a very unique game in terms of sales curves. At launch, it was far from successful, selling about 50 thousand copies. However, as the anime started airing in January 2014, its sales quickly rose that it was outselling launch week on a weekly basis. Even the announcement of the sequels in March 2014 did not slow it down. It was not until the sequels were released that the game started to lower from the top ten. Even in the end of 2014, the game is still selling a couple thousand a week.

Yo-kai Watch 2: Ganso & Honke Edit

Yo-Kai Watch 2: Shin'uchi Edit

This is a third version of Yo-kai Watch 2 that came out to tie in with the movie. Despite this having little content difference from Ganso & Honke, it nearly matched their combined launch week sales.

Other Media Edit

Yo-kai Watch is heavily invested in other forms of media that it has also been very successful in.

Anime Edit

The Anime has been tremendously popular, surpassing Pokemon on the weekly ratings. It's first movie had over 1 million tickets preordered for it, which is one of the highest ticket preorders in recent times.

Manga Edit

Toys and figures Edit