Monster Hunter 4 Surpasses 3 Million Units Shipped

The popularity of the Monster Hunter series in Japan shows no signs of stopping!

Even though the game has been out for a month, Monster Hunter 4 has seen massive success in Japan. Capcom released news today that their shipments have surpassed three million units. This total includes physical sales in addition to download cards and digital sales in the Nintendo eShop.

According to VGChartz, Monster Hunter 4 has been at the top of the Japanese Top Sellers since its release with 149,299 units sold in its latest week. This brings the total to 2.61 million units sold in Japan alone. The game launched on September 14th with 1.78 million copies sold within the first two days of sale. The game's popularity helped Nintendo 3DS sales so much that it saw an increase of 259 percent.

In contrast, the series' most popular title to date, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G in Japan), released in March 2008 with a global total of 5.37 million units sold as of October 5th.

With the game being so popular in Japan these sales figures come as no surprise, especially after finding out that you can dress up as Link in the game! Will this latest installment increase the popularity of the series outside of Japan? With no word yet as to whether Monster Hunter 4 will see a Western release, it seems like fans will have to wait.

Published Oct. 17th 2013
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