Monster Hunter XX for Switch sold through 49% of its initial shipment in Japan
Monster Hunter XX launched for Switch in Japan on August 25. Through August 27, Media Create reported that it sold just over 84,000 copies. The sales tracker has more on the game’s performance.
According to Media Create, Monster Hunter XX on Switch sold through 48.95 percent of its initial shipment. That’s lower than Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U, which transitioned from 3DS. The Wii U game sold 106,388 units in its first week and sold through 69.82 percent of its initial shipment.
Media Create also points out how Monster Hunter XX for Switch sold only 10 percent of the original 3DS release. In comparison, that number was 20 percent for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on Wii U compared to the 3DS version.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate’s Wii U port debuted with about 20% of the original 3DS game’s 521,959 units sold in its debut. Meanwhile, Monster Hunter XX Nintendo Switch Ver. only saw about 10% of the original Monster Hunter XX’s first-week sales of 848,467 units on 3DS.
Media Create says that even though Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate was a launch title for Wii U in Japan and released during the holiday season, it doesn’t change the fact that Monster Hunter XX on Switch had a slow start. It’s also thought that some potential players are in a wait-and-see situation due to information about Monster Hunter World, which is due for release on PlayStation 4 in 2018 and was announced before the release of Monster Hunter XX on Switch.
We’ll also bring up something here that Media Create does not. Monster Hunter XX isn’t an entirely new game, as it’s based upon Monster Hunter Generations. So Capcom already offered Monster Hunter Generations on 3DS, then Monster Hunter XX on the handheld, and finally Monster Hunter XX for Switch. Capcom also sort of missed the boat in a way by not being present at Switch’s launch, and having it ready alongside the 3DS release in March.