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Monster Hunter World release date confirmed for January 26th 2018

Capcom’s Monster Hunter World will release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on January 26th 2018, the publisher has announced, with the PC release to follow at a later date. The news comes straight out of Tokyo Games Show, which kicked off this morning with a press conference from Sony. …

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Monster Hunter XX tops Japanese charts again, Switch sales up 56 per cent

Capcom’s Monster Hunter XX has sold another 255,748 copies last week in Japan and topped Famitsu’s charts for the second consecutive week despite sales decreasing 74 per cent. Having shifted over 1m units during its first week, the title has now sold nearly 1.3m copies in just nine days. The …

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Monster Hunter X is coming to Europe as Monster Hunter Generations

The next Monster Hunter will reach 3DS this summer, Nintendo has announced. Monster Hunter Generations is, according to the company, ‘the most customisable Monster Hunter experience to date’. The title went by the name Monster Hunter X in Japan. Monster Hunter is one of the most popular game franchises in …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Japanese games merchandise

They might not be as big as Call of Duty or FIFA, but cult Japanese franchises boast a highly passionate audience with a fondness for merchandise. MCV heads East to check out the biggest imports Japan is the land where video games matured. Now, three decades after the release of …

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Nintendo: The time is now for Monster Hunter to crack the West

Nintendo says that the launch of Monster Hunter 4 could be the moment the Japanese smash hit franchise finally cracks the West. Monster Hunter is regularly amongst Japan’s best-selling games, shifting millions of units with each new release. But has yet to catch on in the same way in Europe …

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PS4 overtakes 3DS XL in Japan as New 3DS continues to top charts

The 3DS XL has slipped below the PS4 in the Japanese hardware charts, according to the latest data provided by Famitsu. Nintendo’s larger handheld long ruled the rankings in Japan, but has seen its sales dropdue to the continuing success of the New Nintendo 3DS and New 3DS XL, which …

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New 3DS sells 409k units in first three weeks in Japan

The latest iterations of Nintendo’s popular handheld console have been big sellers since they launched in Japan in October, according to data provided by Famitsu. The New 3DS and New 3DS LL shipped 408,719 units since they launched in Japan on October 11th. Of that figure, 299,995 consoles were the …

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Monster Hunter 4G and New Nintendo 3DS continue to rule Japanese chart

Monster Hunter 4G has remained top of the Japanese software chart for a second week, according to the latest data provided by Famitsu. Capcom’s hugely popular beast-slaying title saw its unit sales fall by over 1.3 million, but given that it sold over 1.6 million last week, it’s unsurprising that …

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