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Monster Hunter: World tops charts in US and Japan

Published: 11:44, 23 February 2018
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Monster Hunter World: Here kitty, kitty, kitty...

You've got to give it to Capcom - their Monster Hunter: World launched less than a month ago and still destroyed charts both in the US and Japan, climbing to fourth spot in the UK. US spending hit as much as $1 billion dollars in January.

Research firm NPD revealed that Monster Hunter: World's January 2018 sales broke the franchise's all time high in the United States. The game topped both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One charts and it really seems as if Capcom has struck serious gold.

Dragon Ball: FighterZ came in second, with Call of Duty: WWII close in second. Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, more commonly known as PUBG, has climbed up from seventh to fourth spot.

Note however that PUBG's digital purchases were not included in the charts. Had they been included, we're pretty sure PUBG would've performed much better, if not blown the competition away.

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NBA 2K18 was beaten to the fifth spot by old man GTA, although there's no shame there, what with the latter somewhat seriously. What are we talking about, of course it's ridiculous - NBA 2K18 came out in September and it's one of US' favourite sports. Seriously what happened over there?

  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Dragon Ball: Fighterz
  • Call of Duty: WWII
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds*
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • NBA 2K18
  • Super Mario Odyssey**
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild**
  • Mario Kart 8**
  • Madden NFL 18

Apparently, total US spending in January stands at $1.1 billion, which is a 59 per cent improvement compared to January 2017. PC and console software sales accounted for $517 million, which is a 51 per cent increase.

Hardware sales on the other hand comprised $278 million, which is up 119 percent than January 2017. Finally, accessories raked in $301, up from $220 million in January 2017.

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