Monster Hunter 4 Maintains Japanese Chart Dominance

As does the 3DS, naturally

Last week we reported that Monster Hunter 4 sold a staggering 1.7 million retail units in just two days, a figure not too far off two million when estimated download sales were also considered. In its first full week and its second appearance on the Media Create Japanese software chart it's continued that strong form, selling a further 473,739 physical copes in Capcom's homeland.

The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis:

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 473,739 (2,188,799)
2. [PSV] My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Game – 16,469 (New)
3. [PS3] Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – 10,648 (209,291)
4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 9,724 (1,441,250)
5. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 8,645 (311,239)
6. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 7,853 (271,984)
7. [3DS] Nobunaga’s Ambition – 7,587 (New)
8. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 7,483 (3,417,572)
9. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,226 (179,247)
10. [PSP] La Corda d’Oro: Full Voice Special – 7,062 (New)
11. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue – 6,865 (22,162)
12. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – 5,101 (459,444)
13. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 4,940 (901,540)
14. [PS3] Splinter Cell: Blacklist – 4,364 (35,041)
15. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,285 (2,124,576)
16. [3DS] Sangokushi – 4,250 (New)
17. [PS3] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo – 3,570 (30,623)
18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3,555 (2,097,707)
19. [PS3] Phantom Breaker: Extra – 3,102 (New)
20. [3DS] Mushibugyo – 3,055 (New)

Sales of 3DS hardware remained above their average, though fell away overall in proportion with the sales of Monster Hunter 4 — still mightily impressive figures, nevertheless. The Wii U still awaits its surge of new software and attractive hardware bundles due on 31st October, but nevertheless crept above the PS Vita; sales of Sony's portable fell, possibly, in anticipation of a reduced price model in early October and November's Vita TV. Last week's sales are in parenthesis, below.

3DS LL – 118,400 (236,700)
3DS – 40,988 (40,092)
PlayStation 3 – 10,749 (12,146)
Wii U – 5,824 (5,003)
PlayStation Vita – 5,155 (6,020)
PSP – 5,082 (5,449)
Wii – 965 (962)
Xbox 360 – 610 (244)

Monster Hunter 4 continues its relentless march to smash Capcom's sales target, and we keep hoping and praying for localisation. 3DS sales are likely to continue strongly for a good while with some massive titles on the way, while Wii U will be hoping for a substantial turnaround with its upcoming content.

[via gematsu.com]