In their week of release both Monster Hunter Stories for Nintendo 3DS and BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION for PS4 have topped the multiformat sales charts in Japan at spot #1 and #2 respectively according to Media Create. BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION‘s PS3 version follows at #6.
As many of you know Monster Hunter is absolutely massive in Japan, as is the 3DS. It’s no wonder then that Monster Hunter Stories had a massive lead on the other games in the chart at 140k physical copies sold. Monster Hunter Stories is a spin-off of the main series, and an anime based on it is currently airing on Crunchyroll, Monster Hunter Stories: Ride On.
Monster Hunter Stories is a gorgeous looking game that’s a bit more like a traditional JRPG than the monster hunting affair of the main series, and is much more cutesy looking. It also has its own Amiibo range, with a second set due to release later on. There’s sadly no news on a western version, but maybe if you watch the anime (which is pretty cool) the interest will register.
BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION on the other hand does have a western release date, and it’s super soon! It lands over this side of the globe 1st November in North America and 4th November in Europe (the same week as one another). Coming in at #2 is a strong place to start, and just goes to show important BlazBlue is a fighter in Japan. We look forward to playing around with it more ourselves soon!
It’s also worth noting that Persona 5 is still in the charts at #3 on PS4 and #9 on PS3! Still got a few months wait for this one sadly!
Thanks to 4Gamer for this. Sales data covers October 3rd – 9th.