For all the hype, hands-on experiences and glowing reviews, the success of Monster Hunter Tri always rested with the buyers: could such a hardcore and still relatively obscure title sell on Wii? For UK owners, the answer is yes, as the game has entered the UK All-Format Charts at number five.
That might seem a reasonably good result, but when you realise it outsold big multiplatform titles such as Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Just Cause 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 it becomes quite a sizeable achievement. Granted these games have been available for a while now, but it's still an impressive feat.
Hopefully the game's sales will maintain a long tail and see it dominate the charts for weeks to come.