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Monster Hunter 4 tops Japanese chart

And game gives major sales boost to Nintendo's handhelds

It won't surprise anyone that knows anything about games that Monster Hunter 4 entered the Japanese chart at number one this week, and gave both the 3DS and 3DS XL a significant sales boost too.

Earlier this week Capcom reported it had shipped over 2 million copies of the game, a figure that combined physical and digital sales.

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 - 1,715,060 (New entry)
  2. [PS3] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo - 27,052 (New entry)
  3. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue - 15,297 (New entry)
  4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life - 10,530 (Lifetime sales - 1,431,527)
  5. [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Music 2 - 10,343 (78,758)

In hardware both the 3DS XL and 3DS rode high on the extra attention, with 3DS XL sales up 176,623 on last week, and the 3DS up by 20,987.

  1. 3DS XL - 236,700 (Last week - 60,077)
  2. 3DS - 40,092 (19,114)
  3. PlayStation 3 - 12,146 (13,790)
  4. PlayStation Vita - 6,020 (7,314)
  5. PSP - 5,449 (5,493)
  6. Wii U - 5,003 (5,702)
  7. Wii - 962 (978)
  8. Xbox 360 - 244 (201)

Charts collated by Media Create and published by Gematsu.

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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
1.715 million in just 2 days.

That's the 4th largest 2 day opening of all time in Japan.
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd3 years ago
@ Christian It likely already beat it, seeing as those Media Create sales are only the retail sales, not the digital sales.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
Christian, the difference in sales from Media Create and Famitsu are well within their usual margin of difference as a percentage of sales. I don't think it's because one is counting download cards and the other isn't. This is an expected variance.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.3 years ago
Christian, what I'm saying is that 118k unit gap is commonplace between Famitsu and Media Create. The higher the sales, the wider that gap becomes simply because of the different retailers the two firms track.

Consider the 5 day first week sales of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd.
Famitsu - 2,146,467
Media Create - 1,950,717

That's a 300k unit difference.
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