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Look, we're sorry that we had to use that tagline, but... We had to use that tagline. After six whole weeks at the top, Monster Hunter: World has finally been booted off its throne. The game to do it? Fist of the North Star by the Yakuza team over at SEGA. The PlayStation 4 exclusive has proven to be a reasonable hit in Japan, shifting 123,000 copies at launch.

The aforementioned Monster Hunter: World only dropped to second, however, selling through another 25,000 copies. Meanwhile, the PS4 port of Trails of Cold Steel managed just 10,000 copies, which is perhaps a little disappointing.

Interestingly, PS4 numbers dropped below 20,000 units for the first time in a long while. However, the PS4 Pro actually jumped to 15,000 units, making up the difference to some extent. Again, some interesting figures.

Hardware sales

  1. Switch – 45,084 (45,083)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 14,251 (20,070)
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 14,112 (6,499)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 5,476 (6,518)
  5. New 2DS LL – 5,413 (6,113)
  6. New 3DS LL – 4,074 (4,326)
  7. 2DS – 761 (901)
  8. Xbox One X – 104 (147)
  9. Xbox One – 78 (117)

Software sales

  1. [PS4] Hokuto ga Gotoku (Limited Edition Included) (Sega, 03/08/18) – 123,116 (New)
  2. [PS4] Monster Hunter: World (Limited and Bundle Editions Included) (Capcom, 01/26/18) – 25,382 (1,954,272)
  3. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 22,162 (2,106,486)
  4. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04,28,17) – 17,329 (1,399,804)
  5. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Limited Edition Included) (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 11,611 (908,067)
  6. [NSW] Super Mario Odyssey (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 10/27/17) – 11,043 (1,648,855)
  7. [PS4] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel I: Kai -Thors Military Academy 1204- (Falcom, 03/08/18) – 10,965 (New)
  8. [3DS] Pokemon Ultra Sun / Ultra Moon (Nintendo, 11/17/17) – 8,622 (1,585,208)
  9. [PS4] Rainbow Six Siege Advanced Edition (Ubisoft, 03/01/18) – 8,191 (16,233)
  10. [PS4] Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition (Square Enix, 03/08/18) – 6,814 (New)
  11. [NSW] Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix, 03/01/18) – 6,686 (35,116)
  12. [NSW] Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Nintendo, 01/18/18) – 5,284 (163,605)
  13. [PS4] Metal Gear Survive (Konami, 02/21/18) – 5,256 (49,189)
  14. [NSW] 1-2-Switch (Nintendo, 03/03/17) – 3,878 (412,323)
  15. [PS4] Girls und Panzer: Dream Tank Match (Limited Edition Included) (Bandai Namco, 02/22/18) – 3,599 (57,547)
  16. [3DS] Mario Party: The Top 100 (Nintendo, 12/28/17) – 3,471 (173,584)
  17. [NSW] Arms (Nintendo, 06/16/17) – 3,431 (379,929)
  18. [3DS] Doraemon: Nobita’s Treasure Island (FuRyu, 03/01/18) – 3,422 (8,370)
  19. [PS4] Dynasty Warriors 9 (Limited Edition Included) (Koei Tecmo, 02/08/18) – 3,370 (156,737)
  20. [NSW] Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco, 09/07/17) – 3,321 (128,081)

[via 4gamer.net, gematsu.com]