Capcom capture the top spot with a No.1 debut for ‘Monster Hunter: World’

Monster Hunter: World

It’s been exactly a year since Capcom scored a No1 on the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard) and the publisher does it again, with the first simultaneous worldwide release for a Monster Hunter title – ‘Monster Hunter: World’ for PS4/Xbox One debuts at No1 with far higher week 1 sales in the UK than any other Monster Hunter release.  The series dates back to 2005’s ‘Monster Hunter’ for PS2 and the title that charted highest until now was 2016’s 3DS ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ which debuted at No3 in week 28, 2016. 

It’s not just Capcom that can celebrate this week, as Bandai Namco’s long-running ‘Dragon Ball’ franchise also makes a return to the charts and also sets a new record in terms of chart position, debuting at No2 with ‘Dragon Ball Fighterz’ for PS4/Xbox One – 2015’s ‘Dragon Ball Xenoverse’ sold around the same units on PS4/Xbox One and previously held the best chart debut at No3 back in week 9, 2015. 

Outside of a new Top 2 it’s the same 3 titles below with Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ at No3, EA’s ‘FIFA18’ at No4 and Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ at No5.  Other new releases this week include Sony’s PS4 VR-required ‘The Inpatient’ debuting at No10 and Nintendo’s 3DS box digital release of ‘Pokemon Crystal Version’ at No12.

Top 40 Entertainment Software (All Prices) Week 4 Year 2018
Ending 27th January

LW TW Title Age Rating Publisher
  1 MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD PEGI 16+ CAPCOM
  2 DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ PEGI 12+ BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT
1 3 CALL OF DUTY: WWII PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
2 4 FIFA 18 PEGI 3+ EA SPORTS
3 5 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PEGI 18+ ROCKSTAR
4 6 MARIO KART 8 DELUXE PEGI 3+ NINTENDO
5 7 THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: BREATH OF THE WILD PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
6 8 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS PEGI 16+ MICROSOFT
14 9 ROCKET LEAGUE: COLLECTORS EDITION PEGI 3+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  10 THE INPATIENT PEGI 18+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
7 11 ASSASSIN'S CREED ORIGINS PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
  12 POKEMON CRYSTAL VERSION PEGI 12+ NINTENDO
18 13 GRAN TURISMO: SPORT PEGI 3+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
20 14 CRASH BANDICOOT N.SANE TRILOGY PEGI 7+ ACTIVISION
13 15 FORZA HORIZON 3 PEGI 3+ MICROSOFT
8 16 SUPER MARIO ODYSSEY PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
17 17 TOM CLANCY'S RAINBOW 6: SIEGE PEGI 18+ UBISOFT
12 18 THE SIMS 4 PEGI 12+ EA GAMES
11 19 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES 2 PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
33 20 CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE PEGI 18+ ACTIVISION
28 21 FALLOUT 4 PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
16 22 LEGO WORLDS PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
26 23 RESIDENT EVIL 7: BIOHAZARD PEGI 18+ CAPCOM
9 24 STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II PEGI 16+ EA GAMES
15 25 JUST DANCE 2018 PEGI 3+ UBISOFT
29 26 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION EDITION PEGI 7+ SONY COMPUTER ENT.
24 27 SONIC FORCES PEGI 7+ SEGA
  28 WWE 2K18 PEGI 16+ 2K
30 29 DOOM PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
  30 STREET FIGHTER V ARCADE EDITION PEGI 12+ CAPCOM
23 31 1-2 SWITCH PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
21 32 SPLATOON 2 PEGI 7+ NINTENDO
22 33 PREY PEGI 18+ BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
36 34 THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME PEGI 7+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  35 MARIO + RABBIDS KINGDOM BATTLE PEGI 7+ UBISOFT
  36 MADDEN NFL 18 PEGI 7+ EA SPORTS
  37 DESTINY 2 PEGI 16+ ACTIVISION
35 38 MINECRAFT: XBOX EDITION PEGI 7+ MICROSOFT
19 39 MIDDLE-EARTH: SHADOW OF WAR PEGI 18+ WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
  40 ARK: SURVIVAL EVOLVED PEGI 16+ STUDIO WILDCARD

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