You have to hand it to Capcom, Monster Hunter World still reigns supreme in the Japanese charts according to the latest Media Create figures. Then of course we have the new entries of Dynasty Warriors 9 and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet -- two franchises which prove irresistible to Japanese gamers, it seems. 

It's not all doom and gloom for Nintendo in Japan, however - far from it. Splatoon 2 continues to sell like hot cakes with another 23,461 units shifted last week, taking it over the 2 million sales barrier. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the ever popular Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle hold their own, too. 

Indeed, the top 20 is full of Nintendo properties, despite the top three being PS4 titles. We've got 11 Switch games in the top 20, alongside 3 best-selling 3DS titles:

1. [PS4] Monster Hunter World – 159,613 / 1,750,969
2. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 – 117,495 / NEW
3. [PS4] Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – 75,623 / NEW
4. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 23,461 / 2,021,028
5. [PS4] Shadow of the Colossus – 21,900 / NEW
6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 19,210 / 1,327,107
7. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – 15,755 / 129,815
8. [PS4] Dragon Ball FighterZ – 14,237 / 82,968
9. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey – 13,912 / 1,601,866
10. [NSW] Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 12,087 / 859,764
11. [PS4] Dragon’s Crown Pro – 11,691 / NEW
12. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon – 9,654 / 1,548,683
13. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 – 6,436 / 155,782
14. [NSW] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 5,625 / 19,547
15. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 – 4,512 / 114,728
16. [NSW] 1-2 Switch – 4,477 / 395,563
17. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2 – 4,437 / 501,342
18. [NSW] ARMS – 4,322 / 364,806
19. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX – 4,320 / 222,781
20. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX – 3,373 / 214,492

So what of consoles sales, we hear you cry. Let's take a look:

  1. PS4 – 59,691
  2. Switch – 43,404
  3. PS4 Pro – 11,615
  4. New 2DS LL – 6,031
  5. Vita – 4,133
  6. New 3DS LL – 3,581
  7. 2DS – 904
  8. Xbox One X – 209
  9. Xbox One – 52

The poor old Xbox One, it just cannot compete in Japan, can it? We're looking at very healthy sales of the Switch when compared to the PS4. It's interesting to see the split between PS4 and PS4 Pro owners in Japan too... perhaps the whole world isn't quite 4K ready yet?

Let us know what you make of today's figures. Some strong performance from Nintendo brands across the board, but is Monster Hunter fever taking some attention away from Switch?

[via 4gamer.net]