Monster Hunter World Dominates PS4 Digital Sales in Japan for Third Week; Dragon’s Crown Disappoints

Monster Hunter World keeps at the top of the PS4 digital ranking in Japan, while Shadow of the Colossus and Dragon's Crown Pro have disappointing debuts.

on February 17, 2018 6:03 PM

Sony Interactive Entertainment released its ranking for PS4 sales on the Japanese PlayStation Store related to the week between February 5th and February 11th.

You can find the full top-twenty below.

  1. Monster Hunter World
  2. Dynasty Warriors 9
  3. Dragon Ball FighterZ
  4. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
  5. Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
  6. Abzu
  7. Undertale
  8. Shadow of the Colossus
  9. Firewatch
  10. Simple DL Series G4U Vol. 1 The Mahjong
  11. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection
  12. Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  13. Battlefield 1 Revolution
  14. Hoshi no Kakera no Monogatari: Hitokakera-Ban
  15. The Last of Us Remastered
  16. Dragon’s Crown Pro
  17. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition
  18. Fallout 4
  19. Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes
  20. God Eater 2: Rage Burst

Unsurprisingly, Monster Hunter World holds fast at the top of the chart for the third week in a row, exactly as it did at retail stores (as we saw from Media Create).

Dynasty Warriors 9 also placed second. While retail sales were considerably lower compared to its predecessor, we should also consider that digital sales are much more popular in Japan now than they were five years ago, so the gap is probably smaller than what the physical sales numbers indicate.

Dragon Ball FighterZ managed to hold in third position, confining another new game by Bandai Namco, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, in fourth place.

Two more debuts are fairly disappointing, with Shadow of the Colossus in eighth place, and Dragon’s Crown Pro in sixteenth. This is another confirmation of the fact that Japanese gamers normally don’t care all that much for remasters, and especially for those that add almost nothing besides a resolution bump, as it’s the case with Dragon’s Crown Pro (and despite the fact that the original game was already fantastic).

Incidentally, seeing some old games in peculiar positions should not surprise you, as they were on sale, and the digital market is very sensitive to that.


 /  Executive News Editor
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