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Forums - Sales Discussion - MHW sells 1.35 million copies at launch in Japan, > 2 million with Digital; PS4 140k

PS4 still has it... kinda. Let's hope the boost lasts a few weeks.



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That's quite impressive considering the PS4 install base in Japan.



Hiku said:

So this is the best opening week of any Monster Hunter game in Japan?

  • MH Freedom Unite (PSP): 0.86M
  • MF Freedom 3 (PSP):         1.97M
  • MH4 (3DS):                          1.78M
  • MHX (3DS):                          1.49M
  • MH4G (3DS):                       1.50M

It appears around 38% of sales were digital. Was the physical copy of the game sold out in a lot of places in Japan as well? I've been hearing reports about that from other countries, but didn't know the situation in Japan.

But this is all thanks to the massively superior install base of PS4's in Japan that dwarfs the 3DS install base.
6M > 24M.
Capcom made a big mistake. MonHun fans didn't want better graphics.



DonFerrari said:
vivster said:

That and the almost 100k X1s!

X1 is a sad situation, even though it have over 100k X1 sold in Japan it couldn't sell a single copy of MHW.

You do know that Capcom decided not to release Monster Hunter World for xbox one over there right ? 

EDIT:

I can't tell on internet sarcasm...

 

Also:

http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e180129.html



95% sell through is great.



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Excellent, GOY contender.



Great to see a home console title selling so well and moving systems in Japan. The game looks great so I may jump on here to check out Monster Hunter.



So a lot of people on resetera are accepting the game did 2m in Japan now. I still find it hard to accept. I'd gladly be wrong though. 600k digital just seems way to high. If they said 300k digital I'd have an easier time believing. Did people from other regions set up Japanese accounts to buy the game? A bit like how people set up American accounts and buy digital from there?



Kerotan said:
So a lot of people on resetera are accepting the game did 2m in Japan now. I still find it hard to accept. I'd gladly be wrong though. 600k digital just seems way to high. If they said 300k digital I'd have an easier time believing. Did people from other regions set up Japanese accounts to buy the game? A bit like how people set up American accounts and buy digital from there?

MHW had a 95% sell through rate in Japan so it was stock issue that made people go digital for this one.



Kyuu said:

Holy cow.. that's a bigger debut than Portable 3rd and MH4, isn't it?

Edit: 140k hardware is great also. That's 170k when combined with the 30k sales of pro bundle from December.

 

Xen said:
PS4 still has it... kinda. Let's hope the boost lasts a few weeks.

Yeah think there will be a few more weeks of hardware boosted sales.
I want the ps4 to do well in japan.