Monster Hunter 4 Is So Big It’s Getting Another Limited Edition 3DS

By Spencer . October 15, 2013 . 10:37pm


Not to be confused with the Monster Hunter 4 3DS XL, Capcom will also release a baby blue Monster Hunter 4 3DS.


The Monster Hunter 4 Hunter Pack includes the limited edition handheld, a 4GB SDHC card, and a downloadable version of Monster Hunter 4 for 19,800 yen ($200). The bundle will be available in Japan on November 7.


Monster Hunter 4 broke through Capcom’s expectations and moved over three million copies. I wonder how much these hardware bundles contributed to Monster Hunter 4’s sales.

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  • Zangetsu777

    They could sell alot more if they bring it to the west.

    • School Idol Addict

      And they could sell even more if they don’t take 2 years to bring it to the west.

      • Namuro

        I really wish they would release the English version soon, too, (since a lot of my friends wouldn’t get into it because of the language barrier) and it’s important to keep the momentum going. If they leave the game just in Japan for too long, the international hype will die down for sure.

        But in all seriousness, I wonder if the game would do well like everyone hope, if they release it like, let’s say, by the end of this year… Mainly because from what I can see, A LOT of people would already be occupied with either GTAV or Pokemon X & Y.

        • InfectedAI

          I highly doubt it’ll release by the end of this year. Some time next year at the earliest.

          • Namuro

            Oh yeah, I know that it won’t be release by the end of this year for sure (but who knows for certain). That’s why I said “Let’s say…”. because a lot of people really want the game to be localized as soon as possible. So I was just thinking that it’d be good if the game can come out as early as before 2014, but it would clash with other popular titles. Even in a year, A LOT of people would still be playing GTAV, GTAonline, and certainly Pokemon.

      • artemisthemp

        And they could sell even more if, the west didn’t have the amazing Soul Sacrifice

        • Don’t see how 3ds gamers would be interested on Soul Sacrifice unless they owned both portables.

          • artemisthemp

            Falmung PS Vita > 3DS

  • Namuro

    Nice! I’ve been looking for a small 3DS for my cousin to play MH4 with me. Oh CAPCOM, you read my mind, you devil, you…

  • TrueDefault

    Is it really that good? I am morbidly curious!

    I couldn’t get into PSP MH, but maybe I should buy MH3.

    • British_Otaku

      Monster Hunter takes preparation, practice and pattern recognition to get good so it will take a while to grow on you, though once you are are in, don’t expect to get out without pouring dozens of hours.

      If you have a 3DS or Wii U, you can download the demo for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, you can have 30 tries and even get the game for pretty cheap but beware that it’s a poor introduction to the game as it doesn’t teach you any rules and MH is comparably harsh and heavy to most action game.

      Here is a beginner’s video which tells you really important stuff before you play:

      • TrueDefault

        It’s true, I tried the demo and didn’t like the pacing at all!

        Thanks for the video, I really wanna like this game.

  • konsama

    Obligatory meanwhile in anywhere else…

  • This could be purely coincidental (who am I kidding), but it’s something to note anyway, for anyone that’s interested—this bundle is coming out the week before God Eater 2 and Vita TV’s release. It’s possible they’re trying to sway people that are undecided between GE2 and MH4 in their direction.

    • Curan_Altea

      It’d be cheaper to buy a Vita TV and GE2, not sure if that’d sway the decision at all.

      • It isn’t necessarily about price. In this case, it’s more about peer pressure.

        You also need to consider that Vita TV is tethered to your television, meaning that you can’t play it anywhere else, which defeats the purpose of games like MH and GE entirely, since people meet up with their friends outside to play them together.

        I think it remains to be seen how much value people see in a portable without a screen in the long term.

        For instance, the vast majority of software on Vita TV is going to be PSP games, and one would assume that the majority of people that may have been interested in Vita TV already own PSPs (or could buy them for fairly cheap).

        I think by spring 2014, we’ll have a better idea of what Vita TV’s fate in Japan is, once it’s had a few months on the market to go through the necessary ups and downs and settle at a weekly average.

        • Curan_Altea

          Right, I realize that MH is the bigger brand and a new bundle can be rather tempting. Especially if you don’t have a 3DS (which is unlikely at this point) Vita sales have been far from impressive so far which is a little upsetting. It’s a great platform.

          Interested to see how the Vita TV does. I know it sold out on Amazon fairly quickly but that’s not hard numbers.
          Handhelds are clearly the dominant force in Japan, but the Vita TV is also for streaming services. And for $100 it’s a damn good deal.

          If it comes to the west (which seems fairly likely) it’ll be really interesting to see how it sells compared to the Vita here. Marketing will be a big issue.

          • Link

            They need to fix Vita’s branding issue here in the west first. Just like the WiiU no one knows what the hell it is. The VitaTV would only go on to confuse people more.

          • Curan_Altea

            Why I said marketing will be a big issue.
            A $100 box that plays great games and offers your streaming services like Netflix shouldn’t have much trouble selling.

          • Link

            But most people who would buy VitaTV would most likely already own a PS3 or some other device that can easily stream Netflix and what not to their TV, the main selling point of VitaTV is to be able to play your Vita games on TV. The problem with that though is that most of Vita’s best games don’t even work on VitaTV which leaves an already thin library even thinner. There is definitely appeal for VitaTV but to what extent is the concern.

  • Shippoyasha

    I kind of wish they designed a 3DS specifically to have two nubs for games like MH4.

  • porkiewpyne

    While I do dig the colour, I prefer the XL’s motifs more. Especially the Goa Magara one :)

  • I’ve played MH but man this looks sick :D

  • Musashi234

    Glad to see they are still Supporting the Regular 3DS =D!!

  • Juan Manuel M. Suárez

    Much like it happened with the FE 3DS, original 3DS models are still my favorite vs the 3DS XL ones. They just look classy~.

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