With Youkai Watch becoming a massive hit in Japan, even giving Pokemon a run for its money, I'm sure YW will be pushed as mush as Nintendo/Level 5 possibly can. In terms of sales, the 3DS has sold better in NA. Europe, on the other hand, has a better track on games aimed at younger audiences, at least on the 3DS (Lego games, Tomodachi Life, Animal Crossing, and Level 5's own Prof. Layton). Where will Youkai Watch become more popular, Europe or NA? Or will it fail to live up to a fraction of its japanese success in both markets?
Here we have the opening week for Youkai Watch in the US. I'll post the european opening when it comes out.
JAPAN RELEASE WEEK 14 July 2013
It debuted the 2nd game on the Japan chart of that week. Best selling handheld game on the list, and second best Nintendo game (game on a Nintendo system), only behind Pikmin 3. It released alongside Pikmin 3, New Super Luigi U, MGS Legacy collection and Dead Island Riptide.
US RELEASE WEEK 7th November 2015
It debuted the 24th game on the US chart of that week. Best selling handheld game on the list, and third best Nintendo game on the list (game on a Nintendo system), behind of Mario Maker (20th) and Yoshi's Wooly World (22th). It released alongside Call of Duty Black Ops III and Need for Speed (2015).
You know it deserves the GOTY.