Monster Hunter World Tops Japanese Sales Once More, but Switch Overtakes PS4 on Media Create

Monster Hunter World is at the top of the Media Create charts for another week, while the Switch topped the hardware chart.

Today is Wednesday, so we get the usual Media Create charts painting the picture of the Japanese market between February 19th and February 25th.

You can check out the software top-twenty chart below. The second number for each game indicates lifetime sales at retail.

  1. Monster Hunter World – PS4 – 53,982/1,890,273
  2. Girls UND Panzer: Dream Tank Match – PS4 – 46,411/New
  3. Metal Gear Survive – PS4 – 31,359/New
  4. Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PS4 – 24,118/New
  5. Splatoon 2 – Switch – 19,501/2,062,345
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Switch – 17,259/1,363,646
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Switch – 12,252/883,780
  8. Super Mario Odyssey – Switch – 11,639/1,626,145
  9. Dynasty Warriors 9 – PS4 – 8, 959/147,634
  10. Harukanaru Toki no Naka de: Ultimate – PS Vita – 8,833
  11. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle – Switch – 8,634/151,225
  12. Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 3DS – 8,614/1,566,656
  13. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – PS4 – 6,027/94,631
  14. Bayonetta 2 – Switch – 5,443/14,975
  15. Secret of Mana – PS4 – 5,336/41,378
  16. Tokimeki Restaurant Project TRISTARS – PS Vita – 4,319/New
  17. Mario Party: The Top 100 – 3DS –  4,271/165,894
  18. 1-2-Switch – Switch – 4,215/403,972
  19. Dragon Ball FighterZ – PS4 – 3,992/92,935
  20. Star Wars Battlefront II – PS4 – 3,898/89,486

The hardware chart is as follows.

  1. Switch – 39,696
  2. PS4 – 29, 392
  3. New 2DS XL – 6,693
  4. PS4 Pro – 5,383
  5. PS Vita – 5,017
  6. New 3DS XL – 3,693
  7. 2DS – 850
  8. Xbox One X – 139
  9. Xbox One – 135

Monster Hunter World holds fast at the top of the software chart, resisting the assault of three new PS4 games. Not unexpectedly, Metal Gear Survive did not really manage to capitalize on the name, debuting in third places with numbers that aren’t terrible in absolute terms, but they’re not even on the same planet as the rest of the franchise.

On the other hand, Girls UND Panzer: Dream Tank Match did get a nice boost from the popular anime franchise, debuting with nearly 50,000 copies, that for a game of this scale is quite good.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal also did pretty well, considering that Japan isn’t exactly the best market for remakes and remasters. Despite selling half the numbers made by Peach Beach Splash at debut, the game’s performance wasn’t bad at all considering that it isn’t a fully new game.

For the first time in several weeks, the Switch managed to pass the PS4, while holding steady numbers from last week. Since I’ll be in Tokyo for a month starting next week, I’m quite curious to get a first-hand look at the supply situation.

It’s also quite impressive how Splatoon 2 keeps easily outperforming veteran Nintendo franchises, now well past two million copies sold.

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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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