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Monster Hunter tops 2.5m sold in Japan

Monster Hunter tops 2.5m sold in Japan

Thu 10 Oct 2013 7:46am GMT / 3:46am EDT / 12:46am PDT
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Capcom's popular franchise stays on top in a quiet week for software

Monster Hunter 4 enjoyed its fourth week at the top of the Japanese software chart, thanks in no small part to the dearth of competition.

The only new entry in Japan last week was Namco Bandai's 3DS title Spec: Kan, which scraped into the top 20 with just over 3,000 sales. Monster Hunter 4 sold another 140,000 units, pushing its lifetime sales past 2.5 million.

The lack of new software was evident in the sluggish performance of almost every hardware platform. The 3DS and 3DS XL remained on top, but every platform except for the Wii suffered varying levels of decline - the PlayStation Vita' sales fell by almost half, leaving it below the PSP and the Wii U for the first time in several months.

The full software chart is below, with lifetime sales in parentheses:

  • [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 (Capcom, 09/14/13) - 140,538 (2,542,615)
  • [PS3] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) - 24,612 (105,010)
  • [PS3] Armored Core: Verdict Day (From Software, 09/26/13) - 14,622 (73,806)
  • [PS3] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Falcom, 09/26/13) - 12,734 (80,452)
  • [PSV] The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (Falcom, 09/26/13) - 11,092 (92,713)
  • [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life (Nintendo, 04/18/13) - 7,922 (1,458,442)
  • [3DS] Yokai Watch (Level-5, 07/11/13) - 6,964 (194,790)
  • [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo, 11/08/12) - 6,586 (3,431,589)
  • [PSV] Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei, 09/26/13) - 6,538 (32,021)
  • [Wii U] The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Nintendo, 09/26/13) - 6,210 (36,474)
  • [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life (Namco Bandai, 08/01/13) - 5,767 (285,326)
  • [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (Nintendo, 07/18/13) - 5,614 (324,414)
  • [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix, 08/27/13) - 5,199 (221,355)
  • [3DS] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo, 03/20/13) - 4,442 (910,989)
  • [3DS] Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo, 12/01/11) - 3,734 (2,132,348)
  • [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo, 07/28/12) - 3,454 (2,105,202)
  • [PS3] Oreimo Happy End (Namco Bandai, 09/26/13) - 3,324 (34,378)
  • [3DS] Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Spike Chunsoft, 09/26/13) - 3,263 (8,832)
  • [3DS] Spec: Kan (Namco Bandai, 10/03/13) - 3,044 (New)
  • [3DS] Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo, 06/13/13) - 2,384 (277,466)

The full hardware chart is below, with the previous week's sales in parentheses:

  • 3DS LL - 85,885 (93,757)
  • 3DS - 37,102 (40,487)
  • PlayStation 3 - 10,232 (11,382)
  • PSP - 4,093 (4,805)
  • Wii U - 4,001 (5,909)
  • PlayStation Vita - 3,538 (6,031)
  • Wii - 914 (866)
  • Xbox 360 - 354 (511)

Thanks, Gematsu.

1 Comment

Andrew Watson
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92 200 2.2
Release it worldwide already!

Posted:11 months ago

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