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Monster Hunter 4 Moves 3 Million Copies; Outsells Capcom’s Forecast

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Monster Hunter 4 has already outdone Capcom’s expectations, the publisher announced today.

 

Capcom expected to move 2.8 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 by March 31st, 2014. As of today, however, they’ve already moved over 3 million copies of the game, between retail shipments and download sales via the Nintendo eShop.

 

For some perspective, 2010’s Monster Hunter Portable 3rd shipped 3 million copies in 17 days, a feat that has taken Monster Hunter 4 a month to achieve. However, Portable 3rd was launched in December, close to the holiday season, which typically provides popular games with a significant boost in sales.

 

Monster Hunter 4 won’t enjoy its first holiday season for another two months, but when it does, it should be interesting to see if the game can outsell Portable 3rd in the long run.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". 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.