Period: The week of November 23th – November 29 (2015)

Top-seller: Monster Hunter X – 1,488,367

Nintendo 3DS sales: 6,095

Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 1,247

New Nintendo 3DS sales: 18,052

New Nintendo 3DS LL sales: 105,629

PlayStation Vita sales: 14,765

Vita TV sales: 625

Wii U sales: 20,256

PlayStation 4 sales: 26,598

Xbox One sales: 591

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Last week in Japan, we had a major release in Monster Hunter X for Nintendo 3DS, which saw some significant sales figures after having sold over a whopping 1.5 million units in its first two days of launch according to Famitsu’s trackers.

 

To compare to how Monster Hunter X stacks up against past Monster Hunter titles, here’s a look at the sales figures for the other titles from the series for 3DS.

 

  • (2011) Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate [3DS] – 521,959

 

  • (2013) Monster Hunter 4 [3DS] – 1,715,060

 

  • (2014) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate [3DS] – 1,446,289

 

  • (2015) Monster Hunter X [3DS] – 1,488,367

 

(These numbers are from Media Create, who use different trackers, so they won’t be the same as the ones we get from Famitsu.)

 

As you can see, Monster Hunter 4 managed to sell the most thus far, at over 1.7 million copies within its first two days of launch; however, keep in mind that Monster Hunter 4 was a brand new generation to the series, whereas Monster Hunter X is considered a spinoff title, and one that will likely connect the gap between Monster Hunter 4 and the next generation title of the series.

 

It’s also worth noting that Monster Hunter X’s 1,488,367 launch figures from Media Create don’t take into account the sales of Nintendo eShop downloads, and it’s been reported that Monster Hunter X has been seeing shortages across Japan, with eShop downloads outselling Monster Hunter 4G on the Japanese 3DS eShop.

 

The top-20 chart for the week was as follows:

 

Lw

Tw

 Title

Weekly Sales

Total Sales

Sys.

Publisher

New

01.

Monster Hunter X

1,488,367

New

3DS

Capcom

New

02.

Aikatsu! My No. 1 Stage!

24,918

New

3DS

Bandai Namco

08.

03.

Splatoon

23,823

825,940

Wii U

Nintendo

11.

04.

Super Mario Maker

18,639

410,432

Wii U

Nintendo

01.

05.

Star Wars Battlefront

18,341

142,249

PS4

EA

New

06.

Hyperdimension Great War Neptune Vs. Sega Hardware Girls

16,941

New

PSV

Compile Heart

10.

07.

Yo-kai Watch Busters White Dog Unit/Red Cat Troupe

15,748

1,760,188

3DS

Level-5

New

08.

Criminal Girls 2

15,196

New

PSV

Nippon Ichi

New

09.

The [email protected]: Cinderella Girls G4U! Pack Vol. 6

13,613

New

PS3

Bandai Namco

06.

10.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III

13,608

220,408

PS4

SCE

New

11.

Blade Arcus from Shining EX

12,469

New

PS4

Sega

14.

12.

Disney Magical World 2

12,115

117,074

3DS

Bandai Namco

New

13.

Taiko: Drum Master: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen

10,007

New

Wii U

Bandai Namco

???

14.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

10,003

1,135,805

3DS

Nintendo

18.

15.

Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition

8,859

413,188

PSV

SCE

New

16.

Blade Arcus from Shining EX

8,083

New

PS4

Sega

03.

17.

Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterius Book

6,183

31,988

PSV

Koei Tecmo

16.

18.

Pokémon Rumble World

6,130

16,250

3DS

Pokémon Co.

05.

19.

Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

6,022

26,325

Wii U

Nintendo

04.

20.

Omega Labyrinth

5,623

30,736

PSV

D3 Publisher

Sales data acquired from 4Gamer and Media Create.

Sato
Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera. Gamer, avid hockey fan, and firm believer in the heart of the cards.

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