The surprising popularity of Youkai Watch has probably been a surprise for everyone this gen. The game keeps selling really well in Japan, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down, at the contrary. It's even threatening the dominance of Pokemon as the monster-collector champion, a position it has hold since 1996.
Pokemon this gen (main series, not spin-offs)
|Pokemon Omega Ruby/Pokemon Alpha Sapphire||3DS||2014||Role-Playing||Nintendo||2.69|
TOTAL 6.98+ digital numbers
Youkai Watch this gen
|Youkai Watch 2 Ganso/Honke||3DS||2014||Role-Playing||Level 5||3.10|
|Youkai Watch 2 Shinuchi||3DS||2014||Role-Playing||Level 5||2.50|
|Youkai Watch||3DS||2013||Role-Playing||Level 5||1.32|
TOTAL 6.92 + digital
Even if we assume there will be a Pokemon Z or a Youkai Watch 3, which franchise will become the king of the monsters this gen?
P.S. When is YW coming to the west? Is this year or the next?
You know it deserves the GOTY.