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Forums - Sales Discussion - Famitsu: Monster Hunter Digital estimate is up! ( 652,614) Japan only. Updated with Feb. DD sales

bananaking21 said:
Boutros said:

*33%

But yeah that's an insane ratio for Japan.

Also that means MHW beats Monster Hunter 4's first week sales to become the second best first week for the franchise behind Monster Hunter Freedom 3 at 2.146m. It won't have their legs but the profit margin on MHW has probably already made it the most profitable entry in the franchise (perhaps even by a long shot).

Stock issues and cold weather pushed many people to go the digital route. Also stock issues persisted past its first week so I would expect digital sales to continue to be strong in February.

ah i meant that 50% compared to physical sales, not total sales. 

well maybe thats the case for japan, but maybe worldwide i see this MH being the best selling. how much is the best selling MH to date?

It was Monster Hunter Freedom 3 at 4.9m. MHW is already at over 6m.



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Such beautiful sales. I can not wait for digital to break the 50% barrier so we can have a strong chance of at least an optional digital only SKU. 

Hope Monster Hunter continues to have strong legs, and push PS4 sales. 

Now, just imagine a PS4 Portable + MHW in Japan!!!!!



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Yeah that's what I gathered from when Famitsu announced this the first time.
Their language suggested they were talking about games already sold in Japan. Just didn't know if they would stick to this estimate later on.

And it made sense based on Capcom's figures as well, where they said that 30% of worldwide sales were digital.
It seemed reasonable that a country where MHW went out of stock would be among the ones at the higher end of the spectrum for digital sales.

Capcom must be really happy with these numbers. Looking forward to seeing where this game ends up.

Last edited by Hiku - on 20 February 2018

woah, spectacular numbers

with that it's above Tri G and close to MH4U in Japan - even MHX could be in reach

so, while it realistically could have gotten ~500k-1m more on handhelds there this is not the gigantic drop in sales that was expected (from me aswell) for going home console and has the added bonus of increased western sales and higher game prices



Insane sales. Everybody doubted the ps4 but it now has the best selling home console game of gen 8 beating splatoon. BTW today amazon Japan ran out of stock again. Digital sales in February will be high.



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KBG29 said:

Such beautiful sales. I can not wait for digital to break the 50% barrier so we can have a strong chance of at least an optional digital only SKU. 

Hope Monster Hunter continues to have strong legs, and push PS4 sales. 

Now, just imagine a PS4 Portable + MHW in Japan!!!!!

Just curious, but why need the option of a digital only SKU?  What would the benefit of that over using a regular SKU and only buy digital games?

1. It can cause bad relationships with their retailers (especially Gamestop) because they wouldn't want to carry them in stock if it doesn't help bring customers to come back and buy their games.

2. It'll cost more to manufacture a separate looking SKU just for digital only

3. I highly doubt they'll sell a digital only SKU cheaper than the regular SKU.  They'll probably sell it at the same price but itll include a slightly larger hard drive.

I say if we get a digital only SKU then at least wait til the games are actually significantly cheaper than the physical.  I see games on PSN that are the exact same price as the physical, if not, more.

OT: Great numbers! Capcom will definitely now continue having this series on home consoles.  



What's the highest ever digital selling game and what's the most mh previously sold digitally in Japan?



Jranation said:
Holy! We totally underestimated this gme

There were at least 3 members I saw who nailed it. One of whom made a thread on the topic where he was roundly mocked.

Last edited by COKTOE - on 20 February 2018

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I knew that MHW would beat million copies but even I had doubts. I never expected so much new people to buy this game.



V-r0cK said:
KBG29 said:

Such beautiful sales. I can not wait for digital to break the 50% barrier so we can have a strong chance of at least an optional digital only SKU. 

Hope Monster Hunter continues to have strong legs, and push PS4 sales. 

Now, just imagine a PS4 Portable + MHW in Japan!!!!!

Just curious, but why need the option of a digital only SKU?  What would the benefit of that over using a regular SKU and only buy digital games?

1. It can cause bad relationships with their retailers (especially Gamestop) because they wouldn't want to carry them in stock if it doesn't help bring customers to come back and buy their games.

2. It'll cost more to manufacture a separate looking SKU just for digital only

3. I highly doubt they'll sell a digital only SKU cheaper than the regular SKU.  They'll probably sell it at the same price but itll include a slightly larger hard drive.

I say if we get a digital only SKU then at least wait til the games are actually significantly cheaper than the physical.  I see games on PSN that are the exact same price as the physical, if not, more.

OT: Great numbers! Capcom will definitely now continue having this series on home consoles.  

So... wait for a day that will never come?