Monster Hunter 4 Shipping Over One Million Copies Day One

By Eugene . September 5, 2013 . 2:18pm


In his fourth update on pre-order sales for Monster Hunter 4, game shop owner Sinobi has estimated that Capcom’s upcoming Nintendo 3DS game has already surpassed the one million mark.


He noted that the initial shipment will be about 600,000 units, with further concurrent shipments of between 200,000 to 300,000 units. Including his rough estimates of e-Capcom’s own sales,  Sinobi feels the game’s launch shipment will be somewhere between 1 to 1.5 million units ready to go.


For reference, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd sold 1.9 million copies in its launch week. Capcom hope to sell 2.8 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 by March 31st, 2014.


Monster Hunter 4 will launch on September 14 in Japan.



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  • malek86

    That’s actually a pretty conservative amount. Given the hype, the first week sales will probably be close to 90% of the initial shipment, and a number of people will have to resort to downloading the game instead, like for Animal Crossing.

    • British_Otaku

      Conservative? What kind of numbers do you expect a completely new Monster Hunter to pull?

    • I would imagine we’re going to see a lot of people opt for the download version of the game, exactly like in Animal Crossing’s case. I just hope they release retail + download sales figures relatively quickly, so we have a proper idea of how it did.

    • SetzerGabbiani

      I think people will willingly opt for the download version simply because it’s a game like Animal Crossing that you basically want to have on you at all times.

  • xAtKx

    This game is going to dominate the charts for a while. At least until Pokemon comes I believe.

    • ronin4life

      Then they shall join forces and begin the prophecy…
      None shall escape(With their wallets)

    • malek86

      I’m actually pretty interested in seeing if the release of Pokemon might cut some of MH4’s legs.

  • oh this is intense, im hoping they not only reach but surpass their mark

  • TheGioG

    Soon, America. Soon. The day of the Million Monster Hunt (4) will be upon us soon…

    • Ric Vazquez

      God Bless your words, I hope people in Europe also get this.

  • Minos

    A lot of people is going to buy it digital so 1 millions seems about right.

  • 하세요

    I’m going to pre-order / pay off by the end of this week. I would digital but I…I really want a copy of this game.

  • Darkbeat

    i’m sure they will surpass 2.8 million if they release for western not long after the japanese release….

  • Matthew

    I need this game in my life. The artwork is really cool as well, I like that the ‘3DS’ sidebar bit is in black, haven’t seen that done before.

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