Capcom’s co-op adventure has been performing specifically well in Japan. According to Japanese publication Famitsu, the title has sold 1,350,412 copies at physical retail within its first three days in Japan. This news comes days after Capcom announced that 5 million Monster Hunter World units have been shipped so far.
What’s most interesting, is that Famitsu predicts that over 2 million units have actually been sold if digital downloads are included. The figure is still considerably high for a PS4 game’s first week sales. As a result console sales were at 140,432 units for the week of January 22nd to 28th.
This means that that week has been second highest sales week for the PS4 (including the PS4 Pro) since the console’s launch week in 2014.
‘Embark on a perilous hunting expedition into a newly discovered continent known only as ‘The New World’ and prowl its uncharted wilds in search of the land’s most ferocious beasts in Monster Hunter: World.
Each new foe you discover will pose a unique challenge, demanding careful planning and a hunter’s instinct to bring it down. Use any number of a vast array of traps. lures and weapons as well as the living ecosystem around you to overcome your quarry.’’
Monster Hunter World is out now for PS4 and Xbox One.