Monsterhunter

Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 2nd - 8th September, revealing that the country has once again been gripped with Monster Hunter fever.

Monster Hunter: World's Iceborne expansion released in Japan this week, and it's safe to say that it has entirely dominated the charts. A Master Edition release containing the base game and the expansion sold more than 200,000 copies, and the Collector's Package - made up of digital code purchases at retail stores - has secured it another 44,160 sales. Digital sales made directly from the PS Store aren't included, so we dread to think how many copies have been bought in total.

As such, Nintendo's evergreen hits have had to shuffle down the pecking order a little this week. Astral Chain, last week's number two, has fallen to sixth.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):


1) [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Master Edition (Capcom) {2019.09.06} - 206.156 / NEW
2) [PS4] Monster Hunter: World - Iceborne Collector's Package (Capcom) {2019.09.06} - 44.160 / NEW
3) [NSW] Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo) {2019.06.28} - 18.296 / 600.297
4) [PS4] NBA 2K20 (Take-Two Interactive Japan) {2019.09.06} - 13.461 / NEW
5) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 10.611 / 3.243.816
6) [NSW] Astral Chain (Nintendo) {2019.08.30} - 9.129 / 41.365
7) [NSW] Fishing Spirits: Nintendo Switch Version (Bandai Namco Games) {2019.07.25} - 9.018 / 153.154
8) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 8.850 / 2.440.455
9) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 8.221 / 915.471
10) [NSW] Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Nintendo) {2019.07.26} - 6.255 / 235.352


The Switch console itself didn't have quite the same level of success as last week, but that new, revised model is still driving sales at a very healthy rate. Monster Hunter has also helped the PS4 to have a much stronger week than usual. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 77,392 (8,920,340)
Playstation 4: 20,667 (7,086,495)
Play Station 4 Pro: 13,061 (1,260,555)
Xbox One X: 36 (16,487)
Xbox One S: 29 (18,897)

New Nintendo 2DS LL: 1,357 (1,074,761)
New Nintendo 3DS: 161 (5,883,887)
PlayStation Vita: 34 (5,862,486)

< Last week's charts

Any surprises this week? Let us know in the comments.

[via famitsu.com, resetera.com]