It’s been exactly a year since Capcom scored a No1 on the All Formats Entertainment Software Chart (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard) and the publisher does it again, with the first simultaneous worldwide release for a Monster Hunter title – ‘Monster Hunter: World’ for PS4/Xbox One debuts at No1 with far higher week 1 sales in the UK than any other Monster Hunter release.
The series dates back to 2005’s ‘Monster Hunter’ for PS2 and the title that charted highest until now was 2016’s 3DS ‘Monster Hunter Generations’ which debuted at No3 in week 28, 2016. It’s not just Capcom that can celebrate this week, as Bandai Namco’s long-running ‘Dragon Ball’ franchise also makes a return to the charts and also sets a new record in terms of chart position, debuting at No2 with ‘Dragon Ball Fighterz’ for PS4/Xbox One – 2015’s ‘Dragon Ball Xenoverse’ sold around the same units on PS4/Xbox One and previously held the best chart debut at No3 back in week 9, 2015. Outside of a new Top 2 it’s the same 3 titles below with Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ at No3, EA’s ‘FIFA18’ at No4 and Rockstar/Take 2’s ‘GTA V’ at No5. Other new releases this week include Sony’s PS4 VR-required ‘The Inpatient’ debuting at No10 and Nintendo’s 3DS box digital release of ‘Pokemon Crystal Version’ at No12.