Discussion in 'Video Games' started by Theorry, Feb 4, 2018.
Nah.. no shitty pvp mode. It needs something like “Raids”.
This game can't come to PC quickly enough.
Hopefully this broadens some perspectives about Japanese game viability. Country of origin isn't what's important so much as content, and Xbox is very multi-player oriented.
PUBG did increase to #3 most played, fort nite battle Royale is still beating it however, along with call of duty.....
Glad monster hunter is doing well on Xbox, it’s my main platform with the X out and I want more Japanese games damn it
Great news! All that doomsaying about the lack of community support seems overblown now, doesn't it?
I like seeing a game like MHW kick this much ass.
I think this is the first time Xbox fans got the taste of MH on Xbox consoles so I’m not too surprised. Capcom’s strategy was really smart here.
I've been loving Monster Hunter World so far (matchmaking aside) so it's good to see lots of other gamers picking it up on Xbox.
This is great because I had thought it would sell like shit on Xbox (based off comments on the internet lol)
I contributed to that :D cant wait to play.
It will be interesting to see if Sea of Thieves takes the top spot given that its a GamePass game.
was hoping it would be MHW or DBFZ, glad the community is embracing the game. They get a lot of stick for only playing shooters so nice to see the change
Without numbers I don't know how good this is, and this is US only too. Congrats to Capcom though.
It’s awesome that 3 of the top 5 games are
- Monster Hunter: World
- Monster Hunter: World — Deluxe Edition
- Dragon Ball FighterZ
I hope this leads to more Japanese games coming to Xbox in the future from both Bandai Namco and Capcom. Next we need to get KH3 in the top 5 paid Xbox One games to get more support from Square Enix. I have no problem with exclusive deals, but what I don’t like is multiplatform games that don’t come to a platform because of a stigma that it won’t sell well. FFXV sold well on Xbox, it may not of been top 5 paid but it probably sold over 1M units if we go off the split percentages. That may be small compared to the multiple millions PS4 sold but 1 million isn’t an insignificant number.
The same can be said for Switch and western games and developers. “Oh Nintendo gamers only like kid games and games from Japan.” That’s simply not true when you look at how much DOOM and Skyrim sold and with Bayonetta 3 coming out.
Even without marketing, beta and promotion the game overtake a juggernaut. And some people talking how the game would bomb on xbox. So much crows served with the recent games on the platform.
I'm wondering how long to PUBG take back it's position.
I'm so glad to see MHW doing so well. Japanese games are making a huge comeback these couple of years.
But Xbox players don't like Japanese games because they only likes shooters
I got crow to eat.
In all seriousness I was only a little worried about the Xbox community but I can rest easy knowing it has a future.
This is great for Monster Hunter, but not like PUBG got "dethroned." This is based on recent sales, so you would expect the latest big game to always be on top. PUBG being on top for that long is pretty insane, especially considering it's still in Game Preview.
Jesus Monster Hunter is a megahit.
The future is bright.
Good news for the types of games Xbox players are playing. Hopefully it means more dev and publisher support.
Wich was imo always weird. :)
So japanese players can create a gamertag on us marketplace and buy the game, then play with their gamertags, right?
Not surprised. It’s what most of my friends list is playing atm.
Actually buying something is a different story. Out of region players might need to buy MS Gift Cards to be able to buy something.
The word of mouth and the amount of friends I see playing on Xbox for Monstrt Hunter has been tremendous
Feels good to see Monster Hunter get it’s due. Would have never thought it would overtake PUBG at any point on the Xbox sale chart.
I know multiple people who were avid Destiny players on Xbox who dropped it for MHW.
Game deserves all this success, 20+ hours in and I’m looking forward to the next 200+
Those 10% would have bought a PS4 more than likely or waited for the PC Version if it wouldn't have release on the Xbox.
But wasn't the consensus that by the holiday, Crash was supposed to be on the Xbox? What happened?
Call of duty and destiny are gonna be popular everywhere. If that’s saying Xbox players love shooter then everybody does. The only genre that is lacking on the Xbox is JRPG
Happy to see it up so high despite the lack of a beta and the Sony marketing deal.
Haven't been able to play much yet. But so far I'm enjoying my first foray into the Monster Hunter world.
I'm 90 hours into the game and I'm drawing a blank on how MH: World is in any shape, way, or form similar to titles like Assassins Creed: Origins, The Witcher III, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, or Fallout IV?
The game is selling well on Xbox because it's good.
And why are people expecting that this game wouldn't have sold period on the Xbox? Come on now. That's a very disingenuous statement considering it's a game that has been exclusively on a handheld for years before moving over to consoles.
The game shipped/sold 5M and I would say that at least 75% of that is on PS4, probably higher. We already know it sold ~1.3M in Japan FW (and rumored to be 2M including digital), and 72% of sales were on PS4 in the UK, XB1's second strongest market.
There is also a unofficial bundle for the S and the X on Amazon Prime
The gear, leveling, and progression systems are radically different than any of those modern RPG's. There's no individual leveling, no skill trees for your character to unlock or XP systems unlike every game I just listed. Progression is tied directly to your ability to understand and react to the monster in front of you and your gear, and getting better gear means getting better at the game one way or another.
There's no trash mobs for you to farm for XP to overcome your challenges with numbers instead of skill.
Quest structure is probably the closest you can argue MH gets to a typical RPG, and even that is a ways off. I mean you spend a couple minutes walking around a map after accepting a quest from your handler, and then the better part of an hour fighting a single enemy.
To sum it up, Monster Hunter is a very Japanese game in it's design, (even with the changes World has made) so pointing to similarities with a more popular western focused genre to explain why it's doing so well on a particular platform kind of sells the game as less than it is imo. It's not doing good on Xbox because it's "less Japanese" than a game like Persona 5. It's doing good on Xbox because it's a great game, and I believe it's just that simple.
Good to see even with this good launch people will not drop the "Xbox don't like japanese games" and how "everyone knew it would sell well because it's not japanese enough" now
I was worried Era stopped being Era for a second