Monster Hunter World is Top Selling Game of 2018 For Japan « Video Game News, Reviews, Walkthroughs And Guides – GamingBolt

Famitsu’s top ten is dominated by Nintendo Switch releases like Splatoon 2 and Kirby Star Allies.


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With 2018 already half complete, Japanese publication Famitsu decided to compile the 100 best-selling titles of the year. Available in its latest issue, the results are as you’d expect with the top 10 full of Nintendo Switch titles.

However, the number one selling game in Japan thus far is Monster Hunter World on the PlayStation 4. It’s sold 1,949,592 copies since launch with worldwide sales crossing 8 million units in total. Splatoon 2 is a close second with 631,298 units sold this year and 2,383,394 lifetime sales.

Kirby Star Allies surprisingly is in third place with 536,881 units sold. Some of the bigger Switch titles like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild have sold 389,680 units and 292,459 units respectively this year.

Recently, Capcom stock fell by 11.3 percent as Merrill Lynch downgraded it to “underperform” with Monster Hunter World sales being cited as a “risk”. This was following the game’s PC release date announcement and it’s still receiving plenty of support regardless. The Summer Twilight Festival is currently ongoing while the Behemoth update (in collaboration with Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn) is slated for August 1st. The PC version releases on August 9th via Steam.

  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Capcom) {2018.01.26} (¥8.980) – 1,949,592 units
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} (¥5.980) – 631,298 units / 2,383,394 units
  3. [NSW] Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo) {2018.03.16} (¥5.980) – 536,881 units
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} (¥5.980) – 450,206 units / 1,553,950 units
  5. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo) {2017.10.27} (¥5.980) – 389,680 units / 1,713,960 units
  6. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo) {2017.03.03} (¥6.980) – 292,459 units / 980,503 units
  7. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Pokemon Co.) {2017.11.17} (¥4.980) – 240,135 units / 2,243,742 units
  8. [PS4] Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball 2018 (Konami) {2018.04.26} (¥7.980) – 217,178 units
  9. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Nintendo) {2018.01.18} (¥5.980) – 200,131
  10. [NSW] Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Nintendo) {2018.05.03} (¥5.980) – 179,179

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