Shipments of "Monster Hunter 4G" Quickly Surpass 2 Million Units
– "Monster Hunter 4G" becomes Capcom’s 63rd million seller with sales on target to meet the fiscal year’s plan –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) is pleased to announce that shipments in Japan of "Monster Hunter 4G" (North American and European version: "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate") for the Nintendo 3DS™ are now more than 2 million units, including sales of the downloadable version through downloadcards and the Nintendo eShop.
The "Monster Hunter" series is a hunting action game that pits players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has sparked a social craze known as the "Monster Hunter Craze" by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. 2014 is the 10th anniversary of the launch of the 2004 home video game that started this franchise, which became a massive hit. The number of fans is still rising and total sales of the series were more than 31 million units as of October 15, 2014.
"Monster Hunter 4G" is the sequel to the highly successful "Monster Hunter 4", which has shipments of more than 4.1 million units. "Monster Hunter 4G" has new monsters and many other new elements while maintaining the same world view and gaming qualities of the previous title. Furthermore, current players can transfer most data from "Monster Hunter 4".* With these features, "Monster Hunter 4G" has recorded strong sales among new players as well as fans who enjoyed previous titles in the "Monster Hunter" series. Capcom has been conducting a variety of successful marketing activities, too. For example, there have been "Kar Rival" events where people can try out "Monster Hunter 4G" and a TV commercial with Olympic figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu. The resulting explosive popularity of "Monster Hunter 4G" has propelled shipments to more than 2 million units only five days after the title’s release.
To extend the appeal of "Monster Hunter 4G" to more user segments, Capcom will hold an event called "KariCon – Let’s go hunting with MH4G" starting in October jointly with Linkbal Inc., which operates large-scale dating events called MachiCon. This event is to take place in five cities. In addition, Capcom will hold "Monster Hunter Festa ’15" starting in January 2015. Capcom will continue to conduct a variety of activities, including collaborative events with companies outside the game industry, to further increase the value of the "Monster Hunter" brand.
Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by making the most of its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create games that are full of originality.
*Except North America and European version
[ Product Details ]
|1. Title||Japanese Version: Monster Hunter 4G
（North American and European Version : “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate”）
|2. Genre||Hunting Action|
|3. Platform||New Nintendo 3DS / Nintendo 3DS|
|4. Release Date||Japan : October 11, 2014 (Saturday)
North America and Europe : Early 2015
* Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.