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Japan: Nintendo Switch remains on top despite Monster Hunter World Iceborne

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It is Wednesday so it is time to see which games and hardware were the best-sellers in Japan. This week has seen the release of the long-awaited expansion for Monster Hunter World which is titled Iceborne. The game has catapulted its way to the top spot as expected, selling a decent amount of units for an expansion. However, when it came to hardware sales the Nintendo Switch couldn’t be beaten. Here’s the best-sellers:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 206,156 (New)
  2. [PS4] Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom, 09/06/19) – 44,160 (New)
  3. [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo, 06/28/19) – 18,296 (600,297)
  4. [PS4] NBA 2K20 (2K Games, 09/06/19) – 13,461 (New)
  5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 10,611 (3,243,816)
  6. [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo, 08/30/19) – 9,129 (41,365)
  7. [NSW] Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco, 07/25/19) – 9,018 (153,154)
  8. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 8,850 (2,440,455)
  9. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 8,221 (915,471)
  10. [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 07/26/19) – 6,255 (235,352)

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. Switch – 77,392 (8,920,322)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,667 (7,086,495)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 13,061 (1,260,555)
  4. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,357 (1,660,480)
  5. New 3DS LL – 161 (5,883,887)
  6. Xbox One X – 36 (16,487)
  7. PS Vita – 34 (5,862,486)
  8. Xbox One S – 29 (90,899)

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7 comments

    1. ya mean ignoring any necessarry graphics cuts, performance issues (even before handheld), the fact it’d likely have to go through the slow update cycle, etc?

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    2. 2 mil in its first week easily. Not only is Monster Hunter a loved franchise in Japan, it’s also traditionally a portable game… With the Switch, even PS4 owners in Japan wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to play the best Monster Hunter game ever made, on the go.

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