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.

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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.