As expected, Monster Hunter: World has taken Japan by storm. The series has always been an absolute juggernaut in its native region, and World only solidifies that status -- clearly Monster Hunter doesn't need to be exclusive to a handheld device in order to sell incredibly well.

The game shifted a whopping 1.25 million copies on PlayStation 4 during its opening weekend at retail. Capcom should be more than happy with that, especially since it's proven hugely popular here in the West, too, with the publisher stating it's shipped around 5 million units worldwide.

Of course, the release of such a huge hit also impacted the hardware charts, where the PS4 shot straight to number one. Sony's system moved 140,000 units across the standard model and the PS4 Pro. That's more than every other platform combined for the week.

Now we just wait and see how long Monster Hunter: World can stick it out at the top of the pile.

Hardware sales

  1. PlayStation 4 – 110,023 (37,572)
  2. Switch – 47,107 (43,027)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 30,122 (14,935)
  4. New 2DS LL – 6,842 (7,302)
  5. PlayStation Vita – 3,744 (4,256)
  6. New 3DS LL – 3,377 (3,563)
  7. Xbox One X – 1,618 (1,285)
  8. 2DS – 1,094 (1,250)
  9. Xbox One – 68 (103)

Software sales

  1. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 01/26/18) – 1,245,169 (New)
  2. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo, 01/18/18) – 26,088 (92,780)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 25,776 (1,971,810)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 21,834 (1,286,634)
  5. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 16,664 (1,571,976)
  6. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 12,702 (1,528,001)
  7. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 10,240 (834,968)
  8. [PS4] Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (Square Enix, 01/11/18) – 7,999 (134,100)
  9. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Treasure Legend Banbaraya – Sword / Magnum (Level-5, 12/16/17) – 7,755 (490,853)
  10. [PS4] The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (Bandai Namco, 01/25/18) – 6,961 (New)
  11. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo, 12/28/17) – 6,535 (142,308)
  12. [PS4] Gintama Rumble (Bandai Namco, 01/18/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 5,800 (44,243)
  13. [NSW] Pokken Tournament DX (Nintendo, 09/22/17) – 4,765 (214,730)
  14. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 4,399 (356,031)
  15. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 4,375 (386,695)
  16. [PS4] Call of Duty: WWII (SIE, 11/03/17) – 4,203 (379,286)
  17. [PSV] Gintama Rumble (Bandai Namco, 01/18/18) (Limited Edition Included) – 3,790 (27,207)
  18. [NSW] FIFA 18 (EA, 09/29/17) – 3,720 (78,169)
  19. [PS4] Earth Defense Force 5 (D3 Publisher, 12/07/17) – 3,292 (221,894)
  20. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. (Limited Edition Included) (Capcom, 08/25/17) – 3,162 (207,939)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]