If you are a Monster Hunter fan, you would want to be in on this. The latest release in thee series, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan) has now shipped over 3 million copies all over the globe.
This is an impressive number although the series is regarded as one of highest selling videogame franchise in Japan.
global shipments of “Monster Hunter 4G” (including “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate”) for the Nintendo 3DS have surpassed 3 million units since its launch in Japan in October 2014. These shipments include download cards and sales of the download version at the Nintendo eShop.
He then went on to explain the Monster Hunter craze and finally revealed that after accounting for the copies that have been shipped for MH4U, the total units sold by the series have reached 32 million! Here’s what he had to say about this:
The series has sparked a social craze known as the “Monster Hunter Craze” by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. The number of fans has increased steadily since the first “Monster Hunter” title made its debut in 2004. The series has grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 32 million units as of February 16, 2015.
Before the game was released in the west, Capcom had announced that 2.7 million copies of the game had been shipped, this was on February 4. This means that the western release has added 300,000 units to the figure in two weeks.
Did these sales match your expectations from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate?