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So after 2 months being #1 top paid on the Xbox store, PUBG is finally overtaken by MHW.

Oct 27, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I’m going to revisit this post in a month. PUBG will be in the top 5 for the entire year, but I’m betting MH will for sure be top 5 in a month.


Why is the split so important for this game? I see this type of post in just about every MH thread.

Most important take away is that despite the ludicrous notion that Japanese games don’t sell on Xbox, they actual do.
I find the split between versions interesting and it's germane to the thread topic.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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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
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I find the split between versions interesting and it's germane to the thread topic.
Sure, splits can be interesting... but it actually doesn't have anything to do with this thread, because this thread doesn't concern any other platform.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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
 
Oct 26, 2017
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It will be interesting to see if Sea of Thieves takes the top spot given that its a GamePass game.
I wonder if the store team could get a "most downloaded" category going. Sure, it might be redundant given that "most played" typically covers that area but I would like to see the ratio of downloads to games actually being played, especially since first party games are now hitting game pass.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
 
Jan 24, 2018
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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.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Good news for the types of games Xbox players are playing. Hopefully it means more dev and publisher support.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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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.
True. But PUBG is selling at such a quick rate and is digital only really and then for MHW to take the first spot even if its for a week is just good stuff. Especially when people said the sales wont be good on Xbox.
Wich was imo always weird. :)
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So japanese players can create a gamertag on us marketplace and buy the game, then play with their gamertags, right?
Nada, just change store regions and they'll have access to the US storefront. No need for another Microsoft account.

Actually buying something is a different story. Out of region players might need to buy MS Gift Cards to be able to buy something.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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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.
Yeah, they've literally gained a new audience across consoles, their next game will be on par with the top games this gen, brilliant move by capcom to go console/pc
 
Oct 25, 2017
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The community on Xbox is alive and well, and is actually a bit busier than I had thought it would be.

There's multiple SOS's out for every monster you could be interested in farming (Low Rank & High Rank) plus a ton of people responding to SOS's (myself included), and since the multiplayer was broken in the beginning, a lot of the more advance players are still using the LFG system to set up specific lobbies, which is much better than what's in game if your interested in finding a lobby to meet up with randoms in the gathering hub and actually chill instead if hopping straight into the hunt.

All in all, I hope it did well enough for Capcom to show us a bit more love next game.
I just discovered the gathering hub today, never bothered to go up there, I've been farming the same monster I struggled against solo for the past hour and having a blast. This game is a lot of fun when playing with others.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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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+
 
Oct 30, 2017
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This is great because I had thought it would sell like shit on Xbox (based off comments on the internet lol)
Yeah cause a 90/10% Split in favor for the PS4 WORLDWIDE is really insane and gangbusters.This is a huge difference.
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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Nah now it’s switching over to” Crash trilogy won’t sell on the Xbox due to its audience”

But wasn't the consensus that by the holiday, Crash was supposed to be on the Xbox? What happened?

I would say that the stereotype to certain extent was true in the past, but it seems like it's shifting which is nice.
I mean, it's Monster Hunter which is in line with modern RPGs so the aspect of the game appeals to all gamers on both consoles. I wouldn't put MHW in the same vain as FFXV or even something like turn based like Persona which aestically looks more Japanese than MHW. So Imo, until more common Japanese games make it to Xbox, im still going to sit with that until mostly proven otherwise.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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it's great monster hunter does well, but to be fair to a certain extent it's true that xbox's demographic is mostly people that love shooters and racing.
But it’s not though. Shooter games do well everywhere not just Xbox. And if you check the top 10 most played games you see 2 Battle royals games, 2 first person shooters, 1 open world(GTA), 2 sports(Madden &2k), 1 action adventure(Monster Hunter),1 kids game(Roblox), 1 survival game(Ark)

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
 

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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.
"Somethingsomething Xbox gamers shootbang wrong demographic Halo/Forza no audience something something."
Don't worry this doesn't mean that people will stop posting "PS players have better taste than Xbox players" type posts.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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But wasn't the consensus that by the holiday, Crash was supposed to be on the Xbox? What happened?



I mean, it's Monster Hunter which is in line with modern RPGs so the aspect of the game appeals to all gamers on both consoles. I wouldn't put MHW in the same vain as FFXV or even something like turn based like Persona which aestically looks more Japanese than MHW. So Imo, until more common Japanese games make it to Xbox, im still going to sit with that until mostly proven otherwise.
Mind explaining this bit?

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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Mind explaining this bit?

I'm 90 hours into the game and I'm drawing a blank with how MH: World is in any shape way or form similar to titles like Assassins Creed: Origins, The Witcher III, or the Elder Scrolls or Fallout?
Quest structure, fighting to get more gear, crafting, leveling and progression systems. There's a ton of overlap with current RPGs today. The biggest difference with this compared to the games you listed is this one is more made for multiplayer purposes a la games like Destiny.

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.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Great news! All that doomsaying about the lack of community support seems overblown now, doesn't it?
Depends, the people saying the player base would be dead on XB1 were definitely overblowing it. But most people were saying the player base would be significantly higher on PS4 and that the game would survive longer on PS4, and that much is probably true.

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.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Quest structure, fighting to get more gear, crafting, leveling and progression systems. There's a ton of overlap with current RPGs today. The biggest difference with this compared to the games you listed is this one is more made for multiplayer purposes a la games like Destiny.

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.
Ok, what?

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.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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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

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