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FUKUOKA, JAPAN (April 22, 2014) LEVEL-5 Inc. has announced that shipments of the popular game Yo-kai Watch (platform: Nintendo 3DS™) has surpassed 1 million units as of Tuesday, April 22nd.
Nintendo 3DS game Yo-kai Watch is a mysterious and bizarre fantasy role-playing game which depicts a world where Yo-kai (spirits only visible to the main character by the use of a special watch device) co-exist with humans and affect their day-to-day lives. Originally released on July 2013, the game’s popularity boomed as the TV anime based on the game began broadcasting on January 8, 2014 across 6 TV Tokyo-affiliated networks, and the game sales have continued to show steady increase. As a result, the number of the package game shipment have reached 1 million units merely 2 months after its 500,000 unit sale announcement.
LEVEL-5 strives for and spares no effort to make Yo-kai Watch a long-lived franchise beloved by many people, young and old. Please stay tuned for future developments.
LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON series has shipped over 15.0 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN series has shipped approximately 7.0 million units worldwide. The Little Battlers eXperience animated series, based on the hugely successful games of the same name, will soon make its western debut in Europe and the Americas. The company recently released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for North America and Europe, featuring animations by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, and music by Joe Hisaishi. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 Inc. opened an office in California. While maintaining its base as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media, as it strives to become a world-class entertainment brand. More information on LEVEL-5 Inc. can be found at http://www.level5ia.com and http://www.level5.co.jp.
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