Yokai Watch

Japan's 1,000 best selling video games in 2014 - Yokai Watch is super effective against Pokémon

Japan's 1,000 best selling video games in 2014 - Yokai Watch is super effective against Pokémon

Ron Duwell

Okay, we’re not going to list all 1,000 of the best selling video games in Japan here. You can trot on over to NeoGAF if you want to see that. What we will do is provide you a nice little sample that is very telling of the gaming trends in Japan. Yo-Kai Watch 2: Honke / Ganso (Level-5, 3DS) 3,040,100 Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 3DS) 2,345,260 Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha...

Level-5 introducing new Fantasy Life, Professor Layton, Yokai Watch, and original project

Level-5 introducing new Fantasy Life, Professor Layton, Yokai Watch, and original project

Ron Duwell

Level-5 has announced plans to unveil four huge new titles at a "Level 5 Vision 2015: The Beginning," an event on April 7 which all but guarantees to launch the booming company to a whole other realm of popularity in its home country of Japan. Without a doubt, the leader of the pack is Yokai Watch 3. The series has crawled past Pokemon as the number one franchise for children in Japan...

Level-5 Says it Will Have "A Hit Bigger than Yokai Watch" in 2015, Anime Confirmed for the West

Level-5 Says it Will Have "A Hit Bigger than Yokai Watch" in 2015, Anime Confirmed for the West

Ron Duwell

Yokai Watch is all kinds of crazy popular in Japan. I went to the movie theater the other night to see Gone Girl with my wife, and the theater lobby must have had at least 300 kids packed in for a special showing of the new movie. Maybe we should have picked another night. At any rate, what do you expect from a series that has gone toe-to-toe with Pokemon for an entire year? Even the...