It's a monstrous start for sales of Capcom's Monster Hunter: World. The game only launched on Friday, but it debuts in the UK charts in first place, and has enjoyed the strongest first week sales of any Monster Hunter title.
Dragon Ball FighterZ also performed extremely well, scoring the franchise's best debut chart position at No.2. It's not only a strong week for new releases, it's also another success story for the resurgent Japanese games industry.
Elsewhere in the chart, we also see another new release in tenth place with The Inpatient, while the ever-popular Rocket League boosts back into ninth. The rest is a mix of familiar faces, but it's nice to see some variation now that 2018's new games are beginning to emerge.
UK Sales Charts: Week Ending 27th January, 2018
- Monster Hunter: World
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Call of Duty: WWII
- FIFA 18
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- Rocket League
- The Inpatient
Update: According to gamesindustry.biz, Capcom has stated Monster Hunter: World has shipped 5 million units since launch. The publisher says the game has shipped more copies in three days than any previous game in the series.