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

not many of us thought it could do 2m lifetime in japan but it did just that the first week. crazy



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Honestly it is just a prediction for over 2m so not confirmed yet. Also could be a typo for 200k.



Either way those retail numbers are pretty crazy, I mean, I knew it would've sold well anyway, but I wasn't even expecting it to break 1m first week, so that's very impressive in my opinion. And to say that doesn't include digital either (I'm doubting it broke 2m with digital, that'd just be bloody insane!) is great news... I wonder how it's done in the west.



Medisti said:
That's surprising it sold so much digitally, since most games only do like 10% digital. I bet Capcom didn't ship enough so they all had to go digital, ha ha

I think digital has been getting closer to 30% so 650k digital seems pretty reasonable.



sc94597 said:

So maybe it wasn't such an amazing success in the West as we thought, but rather it blew up in Japan haha. I mean with a 5 million shipment + digital, and Japanese sales > 2 million in the first two days.

It's pretty crazy, actually. I wonder what it's legs will be like considering the PS4's install base.

That would still leave 3m for the west



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Jabba89 said:
Medisti said:
That's surprising it sold so much digitally, since most games only do like 10% digital. I bet Capcom didn't ship enough so they all had to go digital, ha ha

I think digital has been getting closer to 30% so 650k digital seems pretty reasonable.

Digital is really high in the West, but when I look at the numbers from Famitsu for other games, it seems to be 10-15%.



Wait that is much higher than o expected the PS4 sold through as well as if 2mil is true. Will every Japanese PS4 owner eventually buy this game? Or over half of them at least. But I still think the switch version would have been a much better launch on Japan. It still could be of it launches at the end of the year when switch outsells PS4 which it easily will and companies backtrack all the time who knows if their deal with Sony about exclusion of the switch is time dependant or for this game it is that they are not allowed ever to release it on the big red machine



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Very good performance. I'm happy to see it do so well.



TheGamer_1995 said:
sc94597 said:

So maybe it wasn't such an amazing success in the West as we thought, but rather it blew up in Japan haha. I mean with a 5 million shipment + digital, and Japanese sales > 2 million in the first two days.

It's pretty crazy, actually. I wonder what it's legs will be like considering the PS4's install base.

That would still leave 3m for the west

3 million max, assuming there are no copies floating around in Japan which haven't been found and depending on how much more or less it sold than 2 million in Japan. I'm guessing between those two things there probably is something like 2.5 million shipped + sold digitally floating around in Japan, making it 2.5 million shipped + sold digitally in the West. Still will be the best the series ever has sold in the West (and Japan) at this point though. 



Medisti said:
Jabba89 said:

I think digital has been getting closer to 30% so 650k digital seems pretty reasonable.

Digital is really high in the West, but when I look at the numbers from Famitsu for other games, it seems to be 10-15%.

You may be right, I hadn’t looked at digital ratios specifically in Japan.

It seems digital is trending upwards though, so it may be possible.