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Metal Gear Survive Finally Dethrones Monster Hunter World on PS4 Digital Sales Ranking in Japan

While Metal Gear Survive did not show a stellar performance in Japan at retail, it managed to surpass Monster Hunter World in digital sales.

Sony Interactive Entertainment released its sales charts for the week February 19th and February 25th in Japan, and it’s a rather interesting week due to quite a few debuts on Sony’s console.

You can check out the full ranking below.

  1. Metal Gear Survive
  2. Monster Hunter World
  3. Girl Und Panzer Dream Tank Match
  4. NieR: Automata
  5. Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal
  6. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  7. Secret of Mana
  8. Battlefield 1 Revolution
  9. Dynasty Warriors 9
  10. Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles
  11. Undertale
  12. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  13. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  14. Need for Speed Payback
  15. ABZU
  16. Shadow of the Colossus
  17. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  18. Overwatch Game of the Year Edition
  19. FIFA 18
  20. Dragon Quest III

Konami’s Metal Gear Survive came quite far from dethroning Monster Hunter World at retail, as announced earlier this week by Media Create. Yet, looks like the online nature of the title did the trick for digital sales, as the post-Kojima game managed to grab the first place, pushing back Capcom’s behemoth for the first week after four of uncontested domination.

Girl Und Panzer Dream Tank Match performed rather well in the digital marketplace as well, after impressing at retail.

Yoko Taro’s NieR: Automata returned near the top of the chart thanks to a 50% discount enacted to celebrate the game’s first anniversary, and Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal completes the top-five.

Secret of Mana didn’t manage to stay on the top-five in its second week on the digital shelves, but it’s worth mentioning that it did come first again among PS Vita games.


Giuseppe Nelva :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.