Monster Hunter XX Sells Big; Switch Still On Top In Japan

Media Create has released sales figures for the Japanese gaming market for last week. Monster Hunter XX on 3DS took the top spot selling 848,467 copies in just a few days. By comparison, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s life-to-date sales number is sitting at 262,977. Yes, Japan loves its Monster Hunter games! Granted the 3DS user base is many times larger than the Switch’s.

The Nintendo Switch is still the country’s top selling piece of hardware, selling 49,913 last week, compared to 61,998 the week prior. New 3DS XL saw a huge leap from 18,360 two weeks ago to 33,352 last week, no doubt thanks to the power of Monster Hunter XX. PS4 has been staying steady for the past two weeks at roughly 29,000 each week.

 

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter XX (Capcom, 03/16/17) – 848,467 (New)
  2. [PS4] Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash (Limited Edition Included) (Marvelous, 03/15/17) – 53,747 (New)
  3. [PSV] Accel World VS. Sword Art Online (Bandai Namco, 03/15/17) – 38,653 (New)
  4. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 32,115 (262,977)
  5. [PS4] Accel World VS. Sword Art Online (Bandai Namco, 03/15/17) – 32,016 (New)
  6. [PS4] Ghost Recon: Wildlands (Ubisoft, 03/09/17) – 26,628 (116,419)
  7. [PS4] Horizon: Zero Dawn (SIE, 03/02/17) – 18,096 (169,385)
  8. [PS4] Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (Square Enix, 03/09/17) – 16,161 (78,931)
  9. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 15,456 (115,737)
  10. [PS4] NieR: Automata (Square Enix, 02/23/17) – 12,242 (269,310)
  11. [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 11,308 (73,392)
  12. [3DS] Pokemon Sun / Pokemon Moon (Nintendo, 11/18/16) – 10,128 (3,211,045)
  13. [PS4] YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (Limited Edition Included) (5pb., 03/15/17) – 9,629 (New)
  14. [3DS] Future Card Buddy Fight: Mezase! Buddy Champion! (FuRyu, 03/15/17) – 9,349 (New)
  15. [PSV] YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World (Limited Edition Included) (5pb., 03/15/17) – 8,858 (New)
  16. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (Take-Two, 10/08/15) – 6,012 (303,506)
  17. [3DS] Dragon Quest Monsters: Joker 3 Professional (Square Enix, 02/09/17) – 5,751 (178,604)
  18. [3DS] Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 12/01/16) – 5,646 (995,522)
  19. [NSW] Super Bomberman R (Konami, 03/03/17) – 5,583 (50,756)
  20. [PS4] Super Robot Wars V (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/23/17) – 4,680 (126,486)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. Switch – 49,913 (61,998)
  2. New 3DS LL – 33,352 (18,360)
  3. PlayStation 4 – 28,805 (28,902)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 8,004 (8,398)
  5. 2DS – 6,131 (4,094)
  6. PlayStation 4 Pro – 5,823 (6,398)
  7. New 3DS – 2,796 (1,227)
  8. PlayStation 3 – 2,212 (639)
  9. Wii U – 368 (430)
  10. Xbox One – 135 (117)

 

[Source: Media Create via Gematsu]

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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