France (Week 27)
While Yo-kai Watch didn’t really lit the charts on fire in North America, it seems to be doing much better in Europe. In France, the game’s in back in the weekly Top 5, which is pretty impressive for a game released back in April. Since the Summer holidays started a couple of weeks ago, we can assume the game is proving popular with kids who now have plenty of free time to play games.
Naturally, Yo-kai Watch is the best-selling game on Nintendo 3DS, while on Wii U, it’s Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics that is dominating sales.
Spain (June 2016)
In Spain, Yo-kai Watch has been selling pretty well. It dominated sales in May, and it also dominated them in June! It was the best-selling game in that country during June, outselling major games such as GTA V or Overwatch. On the other hand, Kirby: Planet Robobot sales were more modest: it ended up at #7 for the month.
It will be pretty interesting to see how Yo-kai Watch is going to sell during the Summer holidays, and how long it will manage to stay at #1!
United Kingdom (Week 28)
During Week 28, only one new game made it to the Weekly Top 40, and it’s Monster Hunter Generations. The latest entry in the Monster Hunter series is off to a great start: it landed at #2, which is an impressive result for a Nintendo 3DS game.
Of course, it remains to be seen how well it’s going to sell in the upcoming weeks, but at the very least, it should hang around in the Top 40 for a few weeks. Naturally, Monster Hunter Generations is the new best-seller on Nintendo 3DS
The other Nintendo 3DS game in the Top 40 is Tomodachi Life, which is at #28 (same as last week). It looks like its sales are quite steady, thanks to the Summer holidays. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of Minecraft: Wii U Edition, which dropped from #23 to #31 (it will most likely leave the Top 40 before the end of the month). That being said, it’s now the best-selling game on Wii U.
Quite surprisingly, Pokémon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire both make a comeback this week, at #40 and #32 respectively, most likely due to the Pokémon craze generated by Pokémon GO. In the next few weeks, we’ll see if that’s truly the case, and how long that craze will carry sales of the game.
Finally, we have Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics on Wii U, which lost 11 places (#26 to #37) in one week. It will most likely be out of the Top 40 next week.
Source: Gfk-Chart Track