Monster Hunter World Sold 160,000 Copies Digitally in Japan in February

At last, Famitsu provides details on the digital sales for the month of February of Monster Hunter World, Dynasty Warriors 9, and more.

on March 28, 2018 4:26 PM

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu finally included data on digital sales in Japan for the month of February 2017. To be precise, we get sales numbers between January 29th and February 25th.

Below you can read the full ranking, including digital sales and the percentage of total sales

  1. Monster Hunter World – PS4 -160,190/25.1%
  2. Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 34,338/18.2%
  3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – PS4 – 21,810/17.3%
  4. Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4 – 19,458/19.0%
  5. Metal Gear Survive – PS4 – 12,033/31.8%
  6. Secret of Mana – PS4 – 10,521/23.8%
  7. NieR: Automata – PS4 – 8,681/70.8%
  8. Shadow of the Colossus – PS4 – 8,598/32.0%
  9. Girls und Panzer Dream Tank Match – 7,550/15.9%
  10. Pokémon Crystal – 3DS -6,861/44.4%

The ranking is almost completely dominated by PS4, which makes sense since games on Sony’s console tend to have a much higher online penetration than all other platforms on the local market.

With these figures, Monster Hunter World sold 638,881 copies in Japan February alone, counting both digital and retail markets, while Dynasty Warriors 9 sold 188,237 copies.

Sword Art Online Fatal Bullet was at 126,218, while Dragon Ball FighterZ was at 102,619. Those were the four best-selling game of the month, all for PS4. Splatoon 2 completes the top-5 aggregating retail and digital sales, with 86,482 copies in February.

Speaking of Monster Hunter World, we recently learned that the game shipped 7.5 million copies, becoming Capcom’s best selling game ever

 /  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.