How can it be that a game that is such a huge success in Japan, still hasn’t been released in the West? The game I’m talking about this time is Youkai Watch, a game that was released in Japan on July 2013.
The game wasn't an immediate success, but since the anime series with the same name aired in January 2014, sales have doubled in two months’ time. It has been leading the Famitsu charts for videogames for some time now, and in April this year they even reached more than 1 million retail copies (downloads through eShop not included). They even release Youkai Watch 2 in July 2014, another big hit.
It can best be compared to Pokémon. For starters, this game is also supported by a popular anime series in Japan. You gather a team of ghosts to battle for you and hope that new ghosts will join your team. As far fighting goes, this game is different from Pokémon. No turn based battle, and you don’t have to choose which move will work best. The only way you can help your ghost friends is [...]