Monster Hunter Double Cross And Nintendo Switch Top Sales Charts In Japan This Week

It's a reasonably good week all around.

Posted By | On 22nd, Mar. 2017

The Nintendo Switch continues to remain at the top of sales charts this week in Japan, in spite of a heavily supply constrained situation in Japan. Roughly 50,000 units were sold in Japan last week – which seems to be about all the Switch units that were actually available in Japan – putting the Switch ahead of all other hardware in Japan for the moment.

Which is interesting, because last week also saw the release of Capcom’a Monster Hunter XX, the expansion for Monster Hunter X, released for Nintendo 3DS. The 3DS didn’t see much of a sales spike as a result, though it did reach second place with 42,000 units sold, beating out PS4- indicating that the system, and the series on it, has achieved full market saturation at this point. Monster Hunter XX itself sold 848,000 units, topping software charts- although this was definitely on the lower side for a Monster Hunter game.

Elsewhere, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had a surprising sales hold in Japan, indicating that people who can actually get a hold of a Nintendo Switch really want to play it- results that will please Nintendo without a doubt.

It’s good to see the Japanese market thriving. With the Switch officially a success, and the PS4 having hit its stride, it will definitely be fun to see where the market heads in the months to come.

[Thanks NeoGAF]


Amazing Articles You Might Want To Check Out!



Share Your Thoughts Below  (Always follow our comments policy!)



Keep On Reading!

What Is Going On With Turok?

What Is Going On With Turok?

There hasn't been a new game in the franchise for quite a while which begs the question - what the hell actual...

Deathloop – How Julianna is (and Isn’t) a Game-Changer

Deathloop – How Julianna is (and Isn’t) a Game-Changer

What could be seen as unwanted PvP in a narrative-focused game presents some interesting scenarios but has its...

God Of War, Gran Turismo 7 PC Versions, Alongside Many Other Titles, Potentially Leaked Via GeForce Now Datamine – Rumor

God Of War, Gran Turismo 7 PC Versions, Alongside Many Other Titles, Potentially Leaked Via GeForce Now Datamine – Rumor

A potential datamine of the GeForce Now service showed a wealth of unannounced game coming to PC, including se...

Project Eve’s Developer CEO Gifted 260 PS5s To Staff To Celebrate Game’s Recent Showcase

Project Eve’s Developer CEO Gifted 260 PS5s To Staff To Celebrate Game’s Recent Showcase

After a much talked about showing of the game at the latest PlayStation Showcase, Shift Up staff got a nice su...

Tales of Arise on Steam Peaks at 60,274 Players

Tales of Arise on Steam Peaks at 60,274 Players

It's beaten the previous record holder for Japanese RPGs on Steam, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, by...

Darkest Dungeon 2 Launches in Early Access on October 26th

Darkest Dungeon 2 Launches in Early Access on October 26th

It will be available on the Epic Games Store and offer nine classes, the first of five story Acts, and big cha...