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Japan's biggest selling game of 2014 wasn't Pokemon

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Japan's biggest selling game of 2014 wasn't Pokemon, Famitsu reports; Despite big sales in the region, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire were outsold by Yokai Watch 2.

Yokai Watch 2, which released to Nintendo 3DS in July 2014, saw sales of 3,050,178 across two editions of the game released that year - Yokai Watch 2 Ganso and Honke. Comparatively, Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire sold 2,464,850 units.

It's worth keeping in mind that these Pokemon titles only launched in November, 2014.

The original Yokai Watch tells the story of Keita, a grade-schooler who comes across a wristwatch that allows him to see the ghosts and ghouls (yokai in Japanese) that populate the neighborhoods of Sakura New Town. Working with his school pals and the ghouls that become his friend, Keita deals with occult-related incidents and occasionally has to fight off not-so-nice demons. Yokai Watch received a 36 out of 40 review score from Famitsu when it first launched in 2013.