It’s no secret by now that Monster Hunter World has been a huge success for Capcom. While it’s expected to do well in Japan, it might just have shattered expectations as Famitsu has reported that the latest Monster Hunter World sales figures put it at 1,350,412 in Japan in just the first three days of availability!
This is a new record high in first week sales for a PlayStation 4 game, and is also just for physical sales. Famitsu estimates that total sales including digital will exceed two million so far.
Monster Hunter World didn’t just line up Capcom’s coffers, but Sony’s too. World pushed PS4 hardware sales (includes PS4 Pro) from 44,910 units the previous week, to 140,432 for the week leading up to the game’s release, January 22-28. It was the second highest sales week for the PS4 console in Japan, which was only beaten out during the console’s launch week between February 17-23 in 2014. To date, PS4 unit sales in Japan are pegged to be at 6,187,000.
If you haven’t bought the game yet, go check out our review to see why we gave it a glowing 9.5/10. Finally, you can also see what the most popular weapons are in the game so far right here in this poll.