Monster Hunter XX Switch port sells less than expected, yet powers Switch sales

Summer vacation is over

The Nintendo Switch is back on top this past week thanks to the release of the Monster Hunter XX port for Switch. It helped drive the consoles sales to over 69,000 which is more than all other consoles combined for the week. Switch was also the only console to see an improvement from the previous week; all other consoles took a dip in sales.

The Monster Hunter XX Switch port itself did not perform as well as many expected, “only” moving 84, 277 units. The series and the console are both so popular in Japan, at least 100,000 was expected. Also new this week was The Lost Child, successor to El Shaddai. It only sold a bit over 7,000 copies, PS4 and Vita combined.

Media Create Sales 8/21/17-8/27/17 [4gamer]

Top game sales. Lifetime sales in parentheses.

  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Version – 84,277 (New)
  2. [NSW] Splatoon 2 – 54,443 (1,004,180)
  3. [3DS] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 30,146 (1,671,067)
  4. [PS4] Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age – 22,600 (1,314,402)
  5. [PS4] Megadimension Neptunia VIIR – 15,775 (New)
  6. [3DS] The Snack World: Trejarers – 14,764 (137,972)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 13,731 (660,214)
  8. [PSV] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – 8,255 (New)
  9. [PS4] Yomawari: Midnight Shadows – 8,066 (New)
  10. [NSW] Arms – 5,495 (209,217)
  11. [NSW] The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 5,131 (571,163)
  12. [NSW] One Piece: Unlimited World Red Deluxe Edition – 4,652 (New)
  13. [PS4] Dragon Quest X: All In One Package – 4,303 (18,356)
  14. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf Amiibo+ – 4,235 (228,402)
  15. [PS4] Hitman: The Complete First Season – 4,034 (26,499)
  16. [3DS] The Great Ace Attorney 2 – 3,984 (89,431)
  17. [PSV] The Lost Child – 3,658 (New)
  18. [PS4] The Lost Child – 3,441 (New)
  19. [3DS] Pokemon Sun & Moon – 3,233 (3,317,852)
  20. [3DS] Hey! Pikmin – 3,226 (123,937)

Top console sales. Prior week’s sales in parentheses.

  1. Switch – 69,654 (22,277)
  2. PlayStation 4 – 20,433 (28,779)
  3. New 3DS LL – 11,470 (16,083)
  4. New 2DS LL – 11,173 (14,939)
  5. PlayStation 4 Pro – 4,225 (5,909)
  6. PlayStation Vita – 4,080 (5,177)
  7. 2DS – 2,137 (2,999)
  8. New 3DS – 430 (575)
  9. Wii U – 117 (151)
  10. PlayStation 3 – 83 (110)
  11. Xbox One – 63 (100)
Cory Arnold
Pretty cool dude in Japan. 6/9/68