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Famitsu’s Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 11th July, revealing that Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has gone straight in at number one on its debut week.

The game sold an estimated 137,676 physical copies in Japan during its first few days on sale, beating the also hugely popular eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021 to that top spot. While a number one finish will no doubt please Nintendo and Capcom, Monster Hunter Stories 2’s launch sales can’t hold a candle to those achieved by Monster Hunter Rise earlier this year – the latter sold a whopping 1,302,132 units in its debut week.

The entire top ten is made up of Nintendo Switch titles this week, with those two newcomers leading the way.

Here are the top ten (first numbers are this week’s estimated sales, followed by total sales):


  1. [NSW] Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Capcom, 07/09/21) – 137,676 (New)
  2. [NSW] eBaseball Pro Baseball Spirits 2021: Grand Slam (Konami, 07/08/21) – 106,597 (New)
  3. [NSW] Mario Golf: Super Rush (Nintendo, 06/25/21) – 17,333 (129,448)
  4. [NSW] Game Builder Garage (Nintendo, 06/11/21) – 14,105 (157,753)
  5. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,847 (2,681,938)
  6. [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 12,348 (2,044,991)
  7. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 10,614 (3,909,308)
  8. [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 9,298 (2,261,196)
  9. [NSW] Miitopia (Nintendo, 05/21/21) – 8,272 (187,505)
  10. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 7,434 (4,333,576)

Switch is still on top in the hardware charts, too; sales of the original model are a little down this week, but the Lite’s sales have slightly increased. Here are this week’s figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

  1. Switch – 52,867 (16,547,989)
  2. Switch Lite – 16,416 (3,947,619)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 12,271 (744,377)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,133 (144,964)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 678 (7,797,187)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 628 (1,167,979)
  7. Xbox Series X – 579 (45,293)
  8. Xbox Series S – 487 (15,867)

< Last week’s charts

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