Monster Hunter: World Sells an Estimated 2.45 Million Units First Week at Retail - VGChartz
Monster Hunter: World Sells an Estimated 2.45 Million Units First Week at Retail

Monster Hunter: World Sells an Estimated 2.45 Million Units First Week at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 April 2018 / 5,744 Views

The action RPG from publisher and developer Capcom - Monster Hunter: World - sold 2,475,315 units first week at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending January 27, 2018.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 2,188,755 units sold (88%), compared to 286,560 units sold on the Xbox One (12%). 


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Japan (PS4 only) with 1,364,524 units sold (55%), compared to 460,153 units sold in Europe (19%) and 449,856 units sold in the US (18%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 69,430 units in the UK, 103,872 units in Germany, and 73,273 units in France.

Monster Hunter: World released for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on January 26. In Japan, it only released on the PlayStation 4.

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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ZS (on 25 March 2018)

Nearly 9-1 ratio between PS4 and Xbox! I wonder what's the ratio now

bettergetdave (on 25 March 2018)

It is number's like these that support my belief that xbox lacks a diverse gaming community with most of them being described as casuals.

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shikamaru317 (on 25 March 2018)

If you look at sales in the 2 main markets for Xbox alone, US and UK, it actually did quite well on XB1. The only reason the worldwide number is so skewed in favor of PS4 is because Mon Hun is so massively popular in Japan.

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Hiku (on 25 March 2018)

@shikamaru317 I don't know if I'd use the term "quite well" for the split in UK.
It was reportedly:
72% PS4
28% XBO

That's "better than I expected". But not "quite well".

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shikamaru317 (on 25 March 2018)

Better than most previous Japanese games on XB1. FFXV did like 6x more on PS4 in the UK as I recall.

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H3ADShOt3 (on 25 March 2018)

The game was also exclusive in japan for the ps4 but that wouldn't really make a difference if it wasn't

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Random_Matt (on 25 March 2018)

If they added some guns/missile launchers DLC, Xbox would have the best sales.

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AsGryffynn (on 25 March 2018)

Given the split, it's not much "it did well in the West" as much as the game rather did well "exclusively in the US"...

Naturally, it would spin circles around the PS4 version if firearms and bombs were MS exclusives...

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PortisheadBiscuit (on 25 March 2018)

Monstrous sales ;-)

BraLoD (on 25 March 2018)

Capcom better understand that put effort in a game is better for everybody. Hoping MHW is a good example the investment is worth it.

Azzanation (on 26 March 2018)

Well done Capcon, we need more games like MHW and RE7. MHW well deserved. Great game.

Chrizum (on 25 March 2018)

This shit be cray cray

ZODIARKrebirth (on 25 March 2018)

capcom showed how it's done, and resident evil 2 remake could be the next big seller from them

sabastian (on 26 March 2018)

Hey Capcom, how a Monster Hunter Portable for the Vita ?

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Seventizz (on 25 March 2018)

The game is not ps4 only in japan as I have a friend on my list who lives in japan who owns this game on his X1. Maybe it's download only or he ordered a physical copy elsewhere?

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Rob5VGC (on 25 March 2018)

It's called importing because....wait for it...Xbox One is region free and World is available in all languages.

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Seventizz (on 25 March 2018)

Thanks Rob - I already mentioned that. Doesn't discount that it's still not ‘japan only'.

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