Monster Hunter series sales climb to 28 million units

Capcom reveals new lifetime sales milestone for role-playing series; Monster Hunter 4 ships 4 million copies in Japan alone.

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The Monster Hunter series, which marks its 10th anniversary in 2014, has now sold more than 28 million units to date, Capcom announced today. This is up from the 26-million-units-sold figure announced in October. The Japanese publisher described the franchise, first released in 2004 on the PlayStation 2, as a "massive hit."

Capcom also announced today that the latest installment in the series, the 3DS game Monster Hunter 4, has shipped more than 4 million units in Japan since its release in September. This figure includes sales of the downloadable version and is up from the 3 million figure announced in October.

The publisher attributed some of the game's success to a variety of promotional efforts, including collaborations with food, beverage, apparel, and other categories outside of the game market. Capcom announced in May that it expected Monster Hunter 4 to sell through 2.8 million copies by the end of its fiscal year in March 2014.

No North American release information for Monster Hunter 4 has been announced, and Capcom has no plans to release the game on the PlayStation Vita.

Discussion

41 comments
CamoBullo
CamoBullo

C'mon Capcom. Monster Hunter 4 in the West. Y'know you want to.

Ares_hot
Ares_hot

A monster hunter for PS4 would have been so awesome. 

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

Fuck you capcom. People need to stop catering to the 2DS and 3DS just because it's so much easier to make games for it. Vita SHOULD have all these titles. Why? Because they will both LOOK and PLAY better at higher fps as well as a higher graphic standard. It's ridiculous that these companies are turning tail to save a few bucks and losing out on a very large market.

Bigbomb94
Bigbomb94

Could we at least know that MH4 is coming to NA or not. Why should I get excited for a game that's not coming over here. Just tell me already!!!  


jasongm
jasongm

Stop giving us lackluster games like Lost Planet and release Monster Hunter 4 to North America!!

Tzardok
Tzardok

Give me MH for a console/PC on western market and I will jump in again (could play Frontier even). Clocked 240+ hours on the PS2. Not a handheld fan, tried it but it didn't work.

atopp399
atopp399

Last I heard was they were having financial trouble.  Maybe if they would release the game in the US?  Also, they should really release it on the Vita as well.  That game would be a system seller for a lot of people which would not only help Sony but would help Capcom as well since there would be that many more people buying a Vita and games.

zintarr
zintarr

Give us MH4 you Capcom bastards!

I want to give you my money but you are not letting me!

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

I've enjoyed playing the series on the PSP and the 3DS but it would still be cool if threre was a Monster Hunter game for the PS Vita the online support would really work for this

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

And they would sell so many more if they released a proper version of this game on a real console in America.

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

Got the soundtrack yesterday, although still waiting for a western release. Why isn't there a VITA/PS3 version? Monster Hunter Frontier G is on almost every platform

Stebsis
Stebsis

C'mon, give us MH4 already!

chronox44
chronox44

can't wait for the english version ^_^

krizalidzero
krizalidzero

I love MH, I wish I had more time to play my MH3U on my Wii U u____u

Sefrix
Sefrix moderator moderator

I never really got into these games but congrats to them!

BrunoBRS
BrunoBRS

still waiting on MH4's localization news... by playing MH3U more and more.

19James89
19James89

I may pick Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on the Wii U at some point, it looks like a thoroughly interesting game.

sakaixx
sakaixx

They should release vita ver. Somewhere along the route, the psp ver was fun to play

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Vita or i don't care, rather wait on the soul sacrifice 2 than play in cat land.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

Congrats Capcom you managed to get it so sell as much in 4 months for what MHP 3rd did in two weeks. Ya.....put the series back where it belongs. Then watch the numbers climb. And not to be mean to Nintendo fans but there is just far more fans that own Sony devices as well as people who would be willing to play MH4. And no i do not mean Vita sales. I mean owning sony products in general.

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@CamoBullo They know they NEED to.Bring us the same double experience 3ds/WiiU as soon as (since quality assured) possible!NINTENDO surely NEED this as well! 

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@Kiyosuyo Oh yeah, I gotta a VITA too,and you forgot to mention that it would be great to play MH4 with a right analog stick to control the camera!MH3 for 3DS had an awful camera control system via touchscreen...

vgerikov
vgerikov

@Kiyosuyo

PFFFFT LOL!

The simple fact is that the Nintendo 3DS has
37.8 million global sales whereas the Vita has a pathetic 6.4 million global sales and it isn't going to catch up anytime soon.

If anything, you shouldn't be blaming Capcom or Nintendo but Sony for their utter failure to lock down and secure desirable exclusives and promote decent games. Killzone was fucking DREADFUL and that shit doesn't sell systems.

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@Bigbomb94 Ever feel compelled to learn a foreign language?Here´s your chance!

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@atopp399 It´s more likely to CAPCOM is keepin´ MH4 exclusive for NINTENDO in a deal to (try) and save the WiiU(worked well with MH3). 

xeidog69
xeidog69

@benleslie5 The online support for 3DS would have been cool as its easily possible, I cannot fathom what made Capcom decide to not release the last game without network play. The Wii U version of Ultimate was perfect as can be with online support.


xeidog69
xeidog69

@Grenadeh whats a real console.. Dont be bashing the Wii U dude, Capcom decided to just upscale the 3DS version to Wii U and they did a good job for the most part, the character models and weapons skins were just a bit blah as a result. 3DS is a real handheld and lets just say Monster Hunter will be fine so long as they dont start leaving the US in the dark again. Cannot wait for Monster Hunter 4...  Nintendo should make a new version of the 3DS XL with a built in second analog though.

NagaSadow
NagaSadow

@nemesis1990 

Dont worry, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate will be on WiiU lol

NagaSadow
NagaSadow

@19James89 

If you like JRPG's that last you, like, 200 hours you probably will:)

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@WolfGrey I entirely agree .I have MH FU on PSP but I absolutely refuse EVER to buy a Wii U just for this game. 

Mayleene
Mayleene

@WolfGrey BS!  There are way more 3ds owners than Sony owners.  Deal with it!

meeghoulz
meeghoulz

@xeidog69 Congratulations on your GUTTS image for avatar.As a fan of the story I´ve played BERSERK on DREAMCAST and PS2!A new game would be great...

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

@xeidog69 @Grenadeh No one is interested in playing a game on the Wii U. What he's saying is they isolated themselves and lost out on a massive market. Making the game for 360/PS3 would've raked in a A LOT more money than releasing it for a system that no one is buying.

Kiyosuyo
Kiyosuyo

@Mayleene @WolfGrey For now, this is definitely true. Once more companies realize the market for the vita is there but no one is buying them because the games are terrible they'll be raking in the money.

asulaeagle
asulaeagle

@Kiyosuyo @xeidog69 @Grenadeh


http://playeressence.com/seems-like-the-wii-u-isnt-as-dead-as-the-media-wants-you-to-think/


I own a Wii U and its a great system. Anyways, I get what your saying but would many 360/PS3 players have put down 60$ bucks for an enhanced port of a game with HD Ps2 Graphics (with awesome art direction)? Part of what makes the game unique on the Wii U is the gamepad. But 360/PS3 owners in the US might get there chance to play a monster hunter if they decide to bring Monster Hunter Frontier G from japan.