MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD, DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ, Tops US Sales For January

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Almost a month has passed since the release of Monster Hunter: World and the game is still reaching new milestones. During the game’s initial launch, World was able to sell more than 1.35 million physical copies in Japan, and just recently, the game topped both the PlayStation Network and Xbox Store’s best selling games charts. 

Now, according to the analysts at The NPD Group, Monster Hunter: World became the top-selling video game in the United States last January. With a worldwide figure of five million copies shipped in its first three days, Monster Hunter: World became Capcom’s fastest selling game ever. In fact, the success of the game made Capcom the leading publisher for January in terms of software sales. 

The second best-selling game in the US last month is Dragon Ball: FighterZ that was able to garner a whopping two million worldwide shipments during its first week, effectively making FighterZ the fastest Dragon Ball game to reach two million shipments. 

If you’re curious to see which other games made the list, check out the top 10 best-selling games in the U.S. for January according to the NPD Group:

1. Monster Hunter: World

2. Dragon Ball FighterZ

3. Call of Duty: WWII

4. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

5. Grand Theft Auto V

6. NBA 2K18

7. Super Mario Odyssey

8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

9. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

10. Madden NFL 18

Don’t forget to check our review of Monster Hunter: World here if you haven’t already. In our experience of the game, we liked the fact that Capcom was able to make Monster Hunter: World approachable for newcomers, but still retaining its core features and complicated mechanics that veteran players of the series are familiar with. You can also look at our review of Dragon Ball FighterZ here