You cannot play Monster Hunter World
on your desktop computer (for a while, anyhow). You cannot play PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
on your PlayStation 4. But you can play both titles on Xbox One, and when you put them head-to-head it turns out that MHW comes out on top
. Yes, it’s toppled the free-for-all battle royale game from the top spot on the Xbox One for the first time in a while, which you could take to mean that it won the battle or that it successfully slew the beast.
You know, depending on your preferred game for the metaphor. It fits both.
The game is only winning out on the US sales charts at the moment, as UK charts show PUBG still on top, but it’s still a notable sales bump that speaks to the new title’s popularity. This is especially notable considering that Xbox One wasn’t involved in the game’s beta testing, indicating that it had a big popularity surge even without pre-launch pushing. Let’s see how long it can hold on to the top spot.