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Monster Hunter: World Sells 92% of Initial Shipment in Japan

Monster Hunter: World Sells 92% of Initial Shipment in Japan - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 February 2018 / 1,866 Views

Capcom sold 92 percent of the initial shipment for Monster Hunter: World in Japan in its first week, according to Media Create.

First week sales of 1,245,169 units of Monster Hunter: World were well above the 848,000 units, Monster Hunter XX sold on the Nintendo 3DS in its first week.


The game did help drive PlayStation 4 sales up by 267 percent compared to the previous week.  Media Create expects the game to have strong legs and keep selling. 

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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2 Comments

Bristow9091 (on 02 February 2018)

So the initial shipment to JP was 1.35m? Surprised they didn't send more, although to be honest they probably weren't expecting it to sell so well in its first week... it's done AMAZING numbers!


Mnementh (on 02 February 2018)

Yep. Probably the reason for the gigantic download rate, because they undershipped.


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ROCKY223 (on 02 February 2018)

That is impressive