Monster Hunter 4 shipments top four million
posted on 12.03.13 at 11:40 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Series tops 28 million units in total sales.

Monster Hunter 4 shipments have topped four million in Japan, Capcom has announced.

The number includes sales of the downloadable version through download cards and the Nintendo eShop.

As of December 4, the series, which first launched in 2004 for PlayStation 2, has surpassed 28 million units in total sales.

Monster Hunter 4 launched for 3DS in Japan on September 14. Capcom has not announced plans to release the game in western territories.

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  • miyamoto

    Will it beat the PSP monster game?

  • bloodiOS

    It’s all nice and good until we learned what you did with the profits, Capcom…

  • Folk Hellfang

    Came out in September right? Only 15 months to go! The slow burn…

  • TheBlackRabbit

    Congrats mr.capcom!

  • Budgiecat

    Goddamn it. Capcom doesn’t deserve to make that much success these days.

    what the hell Japan…

    • RainbowPenguins


      Tell me, are you saying this because Capcom bent over Megaman fans?

      • Budgiecat

        They did much more than that this gen….

    • MrFinalgamer

      TBH they need this. hell, the industry itself needs capcom to stay afloat. i mean they’ve been a bunch of dicks this gen, but this is one of the big guys. it’s like if activision went belly up, it would just be the start of something REALLY bad.

      • Elvick

        It is no where near Activision going belly up.

        Capcom is not that popular or big. Especially now.

        They’ve fallen off for a reason. Sometimes, companies deserve what they get.

    • 罪罰

      so a company that’s been doing bad for past few years made a really great game now, everybody likes it, now that’s not good enough, they don’t deserve their profits because they did wrong in the past.

      what do you want them to do?

  • tubers

    Sony grins.

  • Elvick

    Yet Capcom is investing the money into mobile.

    • Rufus

      Why not? It’s a very profitable market in Japan and that only means more cashflow to fund important projects, especially the next MH episodes.

      • Elvick

        Yes, because they’ll totes invest that right into MH… when they wouldn’t even invest MH profits into MH.

        Nope, they’d re-invest it back into mobile.

        Especially since Japan will jerk it to MH without them ever updating it or investing much.

  • Fango

    Why does capcom always like to brag about how many copies have been shipped?

  • Nick Pantazis

    For comparison’s sake, the best selling PSP Monster Hunter game ever was 4.87 million units lifetime for Monster Hunter Freedom 3. This is at 4 million after less than 3 months (shipped, so true sales may be as low as 3.9 million). Given the slow and continuous sales burn, this is almost guaranteed to become the best selling Monster Hunter of all time, especially since it still hasn’t even had the “first holiday” sales boost which it will get later this month.

    Also, fun to look back in time a bit. Capcom only projected they would sell 2.8 million copies of MH4 in the first 7 months. They have sold 4 million copies in the first 3 months.

  • Matthew

    Cool, now bring it to Europe and NA!

  • dtm808

    For the love of god release this game or monster hunter online in the west. Its free money capcom…free money.