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Monster Hunter World Keeps Selling Like Hotcakes in Japan and Pushing PS4 According to Media Create

Monster Hunter World shows a strong second-week tail in Japan, and together with Dragon Ball FighterZ, keeps pushing PS4 sales.

February 7, 2018

Today is Wednesday, and Media Create released its scheduled top-20 ranking for the Japanese market, painting the picture for us related to the week between January 29th and February 4th.

Below you can read the full software chart:

  1. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 346, 187/1,591,356
  2. Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4 – 68,731/New
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 25, 758/1,997,568
  4. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 21, 279/114,059
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 21, 263/1,307,897
  6. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 15,978/1,587,954
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Switch – 13,922/New
  8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 12, 709/847,677
  9. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 11,028/1,539,029
  10. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS – 7,037/149,345
  11. Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Sword/Magnum – 3DS – 6,053/496,905
  12. ARMS – Switch – 4,453/360,484
  13. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 4,391/391,086
  14. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch – Switch – 3,767/110,217
  15. Pokkén Tournament DX – Switch – 3,731/218,461
  16. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT – PS4 – 3,691/137,791
  17. Call of Duty: WWII – PS4 – 3,363/382,650
  18. Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. – Switch – 3,180/211,119
  19. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – Switch – 3,158/181,254
  20. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo – 3DS – 2,775/371,535

And here is the hardware chart:

  1. PS4 – 86,174
  2. Switch – 49,165
  3. PS4 Pro – 23,113
  4. New 2DS XL – 6,522
  5. PS Vita – 4,207
  6. New 3DS XL – 3,857
  7. 2DS – 1,082
  8. Xbox One X – 565
  9. Xbox One – 72

As expected, Monster Hunter World is still selling like hotcakes, or hot ramen bowls, since it’s the Japanese winter. It’s also pushing PS4, that sold 109,287 units in a week and is now at 6,329,833 units sold.

Dragon Ball FighterZ may also have contributed to PS4 sales, with a pretty solid launch counting almost 70,000 units.

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It’ll certainly be interesting to see how long the Monster Hunter World momentum will last, but for now, it certainly seems poised to reach at least two million units on the Japanese market, if it already hasn’t considering that Media Create doesn’t count digital sales.

Next week should also be a rather solid one for Sony’s console, considering the launch of Shadow of the Colossus.

Interestingly, we keep seeing a bit of an apparent effect of the release of large franchises for PS4 on sales of Switch games. Last week Monster Hunter XX reappeared on the chart and it remained there this week, and we also see Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 resurfacing. This probably is probably due partly to Switch owners getting the next best thing for their console, or owners of both consoles who want to keep playing the same franchise on the go.

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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.

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