The Biggest Selling Games And Hardware Last Month In Japan

[Image: Famitsu]
[Image: Famitsu]

It’s April! March is over, but Famitsu has Japanese sales figures for the most successful games, hardware, and game companies of the past month.


For the period of February 27 to March 26, here are the top five selling games in Japan:

5. 1-2-Switch (Switch) - 138,790 copies

4. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4) - 139,873 copies

3. Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) - 167,756 copies

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) - 307,621 copies

1. Monster Hunter XX (3DS) - 1,270,332 copies

For that same period, are two biggest selling consoles:

2. Nintendo 3DS - 159,402 units (last month, the Nintendo 3DS was number two at 114,985 units sold)

1. Nintendo Switch - 524,371 units (last month, the PlayStation 4 was number one at 140,068 units sold)

And finally, here are the Japanese game companies with the most games sold at retail during that same period:

3. Square Enix - 278,000 copies

2. Nintendo - 731,000 copies

1. Capcom - 1,308,000 copies

Oh, I wonder what April will bring. Probably more sales figures!

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I still don’t quite understand the obsession with Monster Hunter, every one of them is basically a slight update to the last. Maybe i’d enjoy it more if it were on PS4, then I could actually have someone to play it with, because for some reason all but like 2 friends of mine don’t own Nintendo Consoles or portables, and the one friend I have that I can rely on to play a co-op game with sees Nintendo systems a waste of time and money, he wants to play Fire Emblem, and Monster Hunter, but he doesn’t want to drop that kinda cash on a portable, or for a Nintendo console for that matter.