Capcom's latest action RPG has zoomed to the top of the sales charts in the United Kingdom (U.K.), edging out a fellow newcomer that has also been making noise over the past few months leading to its launching.
According to the data for the latest software charts released by sales monitor Chart-Track, "Monster Hunter: World" emerged as the best selling game in the U.K. for the week ending Jan. 27. Capcom's latest offering beat "Dragon Ball Fighter Z" from Bandai Namco Entertainment, which settled for the second spot. The two games tightly contested for the top spot, with both titles setting new milestones in certain aspects.
According to Gamespot, Chart-Track noted that "Monster Hunter: World's" sales on its debut week bested all the previous outputs from any other "Monster Hunter" games in the past during their respective debut week. As for "Dragon Ball Fighter Z," the game also set a record for the series, as its second-place finish was the highest for any "Dragon Ball" game in the U.K. on its debut week. The previous record-holder was "Dragon Ball Xenoverse," which debuted on the third spot back in 2015, the report added.
Following at number three is "Call of Duty: WWII" from Activision, which held the top spot in the previous week. Dropping to number four is EA's "FIFA 18," which took the second spot on the week ending Jan. 20. Also slipping two spots from number three is Rockstar' "Grand Theft Auto V" at number five.
Continuing the list of droppers are Nintendo's "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" and "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" at the sixth and seventh spots, from the previous week's fourth and fifth, respectively. Rounding out the top 10 are Microsoft's "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" (eighth), "Rocket League: Collector's Edition" (ninth), and Sony's "The Inpatient," which is also a newcomer on the charts.
The Chart-Track results, however, only reflect actual physical sales of the game, and do not account for the digital sales.