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Monster Hunter: World Tops 1.35 Million Units Sold in 3 Days in Japan

Monster Hunter: World Tops 1.35 Million Units Sold in 3 Days in Japan - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2018 / 2,859 Views

Monster Hunter: World for the PlayStation 4 sold 1,350,413 units in its first three days at retail in Japan, according Famitsu. This is the biggest opening ever for a PlayStation 4 game in Japan. 

Famitsu predicts that if digital sales were included that total sales would be over two million units. 

The game helped increase PlayStation 4 sales from 44,910 units to 140,432 units. This is the second biggest week ever for the console, only behind launch week's 322,083 units sold. 

Total PlayStation 4 sales in Japan are now 6,187,000 units. 

Monster Hunter: World is out now worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will launch for Windows PC in fall 2018.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

golfgt170 (on 31 January 2018)

Happy that MH broke the boundaries of Japan and became such a success worldwide with this instalment! Congrats Capcom!


Walbert (on 31 January 2018)

Just ordered my copy, it comes in a few day can't wait.


StokedUp (on 31 January 2018)

Sold 1.3m in 3 day's wow. I guess you can expect 2 million first week sold in Japan alone. These numbers are going to be big WW when they're finally sorted and revealed.


StokedUp (on 31 January 2018)

Forget that, it already sold 2 million including digital apparently.


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Hiku (on 31 January 2018)

Where did you hear about the digital figures? Until I see the official figures I can only make estimates by looking at the number of digital sales for other games. Being around 25% seems common for PS4 games in Japan. If that's the case here that would put MHW at around 1,55m in the first 3 days.


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Hiku (on 31 January 2018)

Nvm, I saw that Famitsu reported this. That's very impressive!


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RamboXQ (on 31 January 2018)

really hope monster hunter world could pass 10m


PEEPer0nni (on 31 January 2018)

Not only has Sony this year the best line-up for the west. For Japan too - MH:W, Dragon Ball, Kingdom Hearts III, Y6, Granblue Fantasy, VC4, Code Vein, Catherine.


Azuren (on 31 January 2018)

Most of those are also on Xbox, too.


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gustave154 (on 31 January 2018)

Bought it on digital and i am sure alot of people did too!!


KazumaKiryu (on 31 January 2018)

Amazing! Best MH-Game of all time (ratings and sales figures worldwide), this is for the Player.


gigaSheik (on 31 January 2018)

In the meantime... Labo!


Hiku (on 31 January 2018)

2 million including digital sales according to Famitsu. That makes it the biggest opening for any Monster Hunter game in Japan, unless I'm mistaken?


BraLoD (on 31 January 2018)

So it has a almost 50/50 for retail and digital with this kind of retail opening? Damn boy, Japan love for MH just don't stop lol