Monster Hunter 4 Shipments in Japan Breaks Record - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 September 2013 / 9,614 Views

Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 4 has set a shipment record for a third-party 3DS game in Japan. In just four days the game has shipped two million units. This includes sales at retail and through the 3DS eshop.

"Capcom is pleased to announce that shipments of its Monster Hunter 4 game for Nintendo 3DS in Japan have exceeded two million units," said Capcom in a press release.

This figure is well ahead of the target of 2.8 million shipped by March 31, 2014. Monster Hunter 4 was released on September 14 and continues the success story for the franchise in Japan. The series has surpassed 25 million units sold since the first title was released in 2004.

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GuyDuke (on 17 September 2013)

Freaking impressive!

Michael-5 (on 17 September 2013)

Wait, they only planned to ship 2.8 million my March 31st? Haven't they been paying attention to pre-orders, this could sell 4 million lifetime in Japan if advertised properly

WagnerPaiva (on 17 September 2013)

Man, I wish this game was a humongous hit, like 7, 8 million units, I love Capcom and they are in dire straits right now, they sur need a little break.

Rogerioandrade (on 17 September 2013)

I just hope that this game comes to the West soon..... By the way.... There´s a WiiU version of it on the works, there isn´t ?

peachbuggy (on 19 September 2013)

Is there really? That would massively help Wii u if true!!!

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zedo0 (on 19 September 2013)

I hope so.

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ListerOfSmeg (on 17 September 2013)

But it cant be. The internets said it will only sale on a PS platform. Now its shipping more units than Vita has in worldwide sales? It cant be true cause Sony didn't say it.

Rogerioandrade (on 17 September 2013)

hehehe... what a sense of humor.

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Captain_Yuri (on 18 September 2013) Nuff said

NSS7 (on 17 September 2013)

Sony make big mistake not makng this PS Vita exclusive or at least multiplat

Iveyboi (on 18 September 2013)

Do you not think that they tried?

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late_release (on 17 September 2013)

Looking forward for something on the big table aka PS4!

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morenoingrato (on 17 September 2013)

Umm... which records? -_-

SSJGohan3972 (on 17 September 2013)

"Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 4 has set a shipment record for a third-party 3DS game in Japan. "

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pezus (on 17 September 2013)

Isn't it also a record for a 3DS game in general in Japan? Or am I missing some game?

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Jonoridge (on 22 September 2013)

pezus, I'd imagine that's Animal Crossing's crown assuming you don't mean 3rd party?

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