Monster Hunter World and Nintendo Switch Keep Dominating Japan According to Media Create

The latest Media Create Charts see Monster Hunter World still at the top, with the Switch holding its first place among hardware for the second week.

on March 7, 2018 12:05 PM

Today is Wednesday, which means that Media Create released a new set of software and hardware sales for the week between February 26th and March 4th.

Below you can read the software chart. As usual, the second number represents lifetime sales.

  1. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 38,617/1,928,890
  2. Dragon Quest Builders – Switch – 28,430/New
  3. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 21, 979/2,084,324
  4. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 18, 828/1,382,474
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 12,675/896, 455
  6. Metal Gear Survive – PS4 – 12,574/43, 934
  7. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 11, 667/1,637,812
  8. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 9,930/1,576,586
  9. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition – PS4 – 8,042/New
  10. Girls UND Panzer: Dream Tank Match – PS4 – 7,537/53,948
  11. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 7,097/158, 322
  12. Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 5,733/153, 367
  13. Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island – 3DS – 4,948
  14. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – PS4 – 4,741/99, 372
  15. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 4,473/408, 445
  16. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS –  4,219/170, 113
  17. Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PS4 – 4,086/28, 204
  18. ARMS – Switch – 3,685/376, 498
  19. Bayonetta 2 – Switch – 3,428/18, 403
  20. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – Switch – 3,358/124,760

Following, we get the hardware chart:

  1. Switch – 45,083
  2. PS4 – 20,070
  3. PS Vita – 6,518
  4. PS4 Pro – 6,499
  5. New 2DS XL – 6,113
  6. New 3DS XL – 4, 326
  7. 2DS – 901
  8. Xbox One X – 147
  9. Xbox One – 117

Monster Hunter World is continuing its cavalcade towards two million sold in Japan at retail pretty much unperturbed, but its effect on PS4 sales seem to have run out. On the other hand, the Switch ends its first year on the local shelves with a first place among hardware.

Speaking of Switch, Dragon Quest Builders had a decent debut for the port of a relatively old game but didn’t have enough oomph to push beyond Capcom’s 100-pound rathalos.

It’ll be interesting to see if this is finally Monster Hunter World‘s last week at the top. This week we get the release of Hokuto Ga Gotoku by Sega, and that’s the most likely candidate to dethrone the king thanks to the combined popularity of the Yakuza series and the Fist of the North Star IP. We’ll see if that’ll materialize next Wednesday.

 /  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.