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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate hits 2 million sales in Japan

But all three new releases for next gen systems sold fewer than 7,000 units

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has sold 2 million units in Japan since its launch four weeks ago.

Capcom's updated 3DS title sold a further 101,000 units in Japan last week, pushing its lifetime sales 50,000 units past the 2 million milestone. With the game's European and North American launches still to come, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be a major hit for Capcom, and a sorely needed one at that.

There were seven new releases in Japan last week, but none of them sold the 16,000+ units necessary to trouble the top five. The most successful new game was the PlayStation 3 version of 2K's Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which entered the chart in seventh place, closely followed by D3's Onechanbara Z2: Chaos.

Three new generation console games were released - Metro Redux and The Evil Within on PlayStation 4, and Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One - but none made it into the top ten. Or, to put it another way, none sold more than 7,000 units.

The top ten is below, accompanied by lifetime sales.

  • 1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom, 10/11/14) - 101,349 (2,047,199)
  • 2. [3DS] Yokai Watch 2: Ganso / Honke (Level-5, 07/10/14) - 29,524 (2,815,708)
  • 3. [3DS] Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo, 09/13/14) - 29,428 (1,676,957)
  • 4. [PS3] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) - 19,986 (101,967)
  • 5. [PS3] The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks, 10/23/14) - 15,982 (75,370)
  • 6. [PSV] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu 2014 (Konami, 10/23/14) - 12,576 (63,412)
  • 7. [PS3] Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games, 10/30/14) - 12,386 (New)
  • 8. [PS4] Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (D3 Publisher, 10/30/14) - 10,474 (New)
  • 9. [3DS] Tales of the World: Reve Unitia (Bandai Namco, 10/23/14) - 9,802 (56,840)
  • 10. [PSP] Gakuen K: Wonderful School Days (Idea Factory, 10/30/14) - 7,370 (New)

The hardware chart presented a familiar scene: the 3DS dominant, the PlayStation 4 struggling, and the Xbox One far from the pace.

The hardware chart is below, accompanied by the prior week's sales.

  • 1. New 3DS LL - 41,633 (59,386)
  • 2. New 3DS - 14,040 (21,281)
  • 3. PlayStation Vita - 10,688 (12,230)
  • 4. 3DS LL - 9,270 (10,665)
  • 5. PlayStation 4 - 8,906 (8,942)
  • 6. PlayStation 3 - 5,066 (5,138)
  • 7. 3DS - 4,730 (5,258)
  • 8. Wii U - 4,696 (4,273)
  • 9. PlayStation Vita TV - 718 (795)
  • 10. Xbox One - 599 (613)
  • 11. Xbox 360 - 79 (89)
  • 12. PSP - 50 (76)

Thanks Gematsu.

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