The pre-Christmas week has been very strong for video game sales.
It’s been an eventful week in Japan from December 15th to the 21st as Media Create software sales have rolled in. Yokai Watch 2 continues its hot run, the latest Pokemon titles have surpassed two million units in sales and Final Fantasy Explorers had a strong debut.
Yokai Watch 2: Shinuchi managed to sell 532,724 units this week, bringing its total lifetime sales to 1,776,895. Combined with sales of Yokai Watch 2: Ganso/Honke, which sold 39,223 units this week and averaged 2.99 million units sold thus far, it’s not hard to see how successful the franchise has become.
Meanwhile, Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire sold 167,534 units this week making the lifetime sales 2,118,015 units. Final Fantasy Explorers debuted with a strong 161,197 units sold, followed by Super Smash Bro. on the Wii U with 78,927 units (385,460 units over its lifetime) and on the 3DS with 74,226 units (1,910,078 units over its lifetime).
The other new entry in the past week was Gundam Breaker 2 which sold 66,532 units on the PS3 and 57,188 units on the Vita.