Capcom have shipped 4 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan thus far, the publisher has announced. This includes sales of the download version of the game.

 

As of last week, Monster Hunter 4 had sold 3 million copies at retail. Download sales have no doubt pushed that number considerably higher, but it’s hard to say by just how much.

 

That said, Capcom must be expecting big things from Monster Hunter 4 this Christmas and New Year’s if there are now 4 million copies of the game out in the wild. It should be very interesting to see how  the game performs through its first holiday season.

 

Meanwhile, Capcom say they intend to continue promotional activities of Monster Hunter 4 in Japan in order to generate even more interest in the game. Monster Hunter 4 was released in Japan on September 14th.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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