Hokuto Ga Gotoku Finally Dethrones Monster Hunter World in Japan According to Media Create

Monster Hunter World has been sitting at the top of the Japanese Market for weeks, but Hokuto Ga Gotoku just came in and said "You're already dead."

on March 14, 2018 3:45 PM

Today Media Create released its weekly charts giving us a look at the performance of the Japanese market in the week between March 5th and March 11th.

Below you can check out the top-twenty software chart:

  1. Hokuto Ga Gotoku – PS4 – 123,116/New
  2. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 25,382/1,954,272
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch –22,162/2,106,486
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 17,329/1,399,804
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 11,611/908,067
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 11,043/1,648,855
  7. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai – Thors Military Academy 1204 – PS4 – 10,965/New
  8. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 8,622/1,585,208
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition – PS4 – 8,191/16,233
  10. Final Fantasy XV: Royal Edition – PS4 – 6,814/New
  11. Dragon Quest Builders – Switch – 6,686/35,116
  12. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 5,284/163,605
  13. Metal Gear Survive – PS4 – 5,256/49,189
  14. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 3,878/412,323
  15. Girls UND Panzer: Dream Tank Match – PS4 – 3,599/57,547
  16. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS –  3,471/173,584
  17. ARMS – Switch – 3,431/379,929
  18. Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island – 3DS – 3,422/8,370
  19. Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 3,370/156,737
  20. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 3,321/128,081

Following is the hardware chart:

  1. Switch: 45,084
  2. PS4: 14,251
  3. PS4 Pro: 14,112
  4. Vita: 5,476
  5. New 2DS XL: 5,413
  6. New 3DS XL: 4,074
  7. 2DS: 761
  8. Xbox One: 104
  9. Xbox One X: 78

For the first time in several weeks, Monster Hunter World has been beaten at retail in Japan. The honor belongs to Sega’s Hokuto Ga Gotoku.

The PS4 exclusive based on Fist of the North Star isn’t enough to hold the Switch at bay, and Nintendo’s new console dominates hardware.

A last interesting detail is the fact that the PS4 Pro nearly matched the base PS4 in numbers. It’s certainly possible that Sony ramped up shipments of the upgraded console, since it has always been rather rare, at least in Tokyo.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.