Monster Hunter World Keeps Dominating Japanese Sales; PS4 Holds at the Top of Media Create Chart

Monster Hunter World is still at the top of Japanese software sales, accompanied by the PS4, also bolstered by Dynasty Warriors 9 and Sword Art Online.

on February 14, 2018 8:00 AM

Today is Wednesday, and as usual, Media Create released its weekly top-twenty ranking for software sales in Japan, accompanied by the hardware chart.

Below you can see the software chart for the week between February 5th and February 11th, with lifetime sales for each game.

  1. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 159,613/1,750,969
  2. Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 117,495/New
  3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – PS4 –  75,623/New
  4. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 23,461/2,021,028
  5. Shadow of the Colossus – PS4 – 21,900/New
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 19,210/1,327,107
  7. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 15,755/129,815
  8. Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4 – 14,237/82,968
  9. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 13,912/1,601,866
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 12,087/859,764
  11. Dragon’s Crown Pro – PS4 – 11,691/New
  12. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 9,654/1,548,683
  13. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS –  6,436/155,782
  14. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Switch – 5,625/19,547
  15. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch – Switch – 4,512/114,728
  16. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 4,477/395,563
  17. Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword/Magnum – 3DS – 4,437/501,342
  18. ARMS – Switch – 4,322/364,806
  19. Pokkén Tournament DX – Switch – 4,320/222,781
  20. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. – Switch – 3,373/214,492

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 59,691
  2. Switch – 43,404
  3. PS4 Pro – 11,615
  4. New 2DS XL – 6,031
  5. PS Vita – 4,133
  6. New 3DS XL – 3,581
  7. 2DS – 904
  8. Xbox One X – 209
  9. Xbox One – 52

The Monster Hunter World effect is still active on the game’s third week on the shelves, with 159,613 units sold, which push the local grand total to 1,750,969 units. Dynasty Warriors 9 and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet also debuted with solid numbers (even if lower compared to their predecessors), contributing to a rather rare top-3 focused on PS4 games.

In other Monster Hunter World news, we also learned from Capcom that the game shipped over six million units worldwide and already passed the publisher’s target for the full fiscal year over a month ahead of its end on March 31st.

The PS4 itself has another strong week, with 71,306 units sold, bringing the platform to over  6.4 million units that found a loving Japanese house (6,401,139, to be precise).

On the Nintendo side, nothing is stopping the Splatoon 2 train, with a solid fourth place that finally brings the game over two million units sold on the local market. Switch hardware sales remained flat week-on-week, above 40,000.

Shadow of the Colossus and Dragon’s Crown Pro debuted with average numbers, which aren’t too surprising considering that Japanese gamers usually aren’t too crazy about remasters and remakes. Especially Dragon’s Crown Pro doesn’t really offer much besides a bump in resolution, and its launch numbers probably reflect that.

If you want to compare, you can check out last week’s numbers.

 /  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.