Famitsu and Dengeki – two Japan-focused video game magazines – as well as Media Create, a Japanese company that analyzes Japan’s console gaming market, find that Monster Hunter World is the first PS4 title to push 1 million sales during its first week in Japan. Even though each set of data doesn’t include digital sales, the numbers are still respectable as a testimony to the initial success of the title.
According to a translation by RPGSite, Famitsu reported that 1,350,412 physical copies sold in the first three days after launch. Also, Famitsu put the possible sellthrough estimation (inventory received versus actually sold) at 80 to 100%, further estimating that the grand total could exceed 2 million sales with the inclusion of digital sales. Dengeki’s findings are very similar to Famitsu (1,333,602 copies, 95% sellthrough rate, 2 million with digital sales).
Numbers from other sources align with these findings as well. Media Create, lists 1,245,169 physical copies as posted at 4Gamer. It lists the sellthrough rate at 92.07%. The company also expects the game to have a long sales period due to the multi-player aspects of the game.
It would seem that given the popularity, and favorable reviews of MHW, these numbers may just be the beginning.
Monster Hunter World is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will launch some time in Fall 2018 for PC.