• February 16, 2015
  • Press Release
  • 3-1-3, Uchihiranomachi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka, 540-0037, Japan
    Capcom Co., Ltd.
    Haruhiro Tsujimoto, President and COO
    (Code No. 9697 First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Global Shipments of "Monster Hunter 4G" (including "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate") Surpass 3 million Units
– Two years of overseas marketing and promotional activities
in Japan contributed to milestone –

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that global shipments of "Monster Hunter 4G" (including "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate") for the Nintendo 3DS™ have surpassed 3 million units since its launch in Japan in October 2014. These shipments include download cards and sales of the download version at the Nintendo eShop.

The "Monster Hunter" series is a hunting action game that puts 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. The number of fans has increased steadily since the first "Monster Hunter" title made its debut in 2004. The series has grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 32 million units as of February 16, 2015.

"Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate", the western version of "Monster Hunter 4G", is the sequel to "Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate", which was released in March 2013 in the west. "Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate" retains the worldview and gameplay characteristics of the previous version while adding new monsters and many other elements to create the biggest, most accessible "Monster Hunter" ever. In addition to local multiplayer options, hunters across North America and Europe have the new option to play online via wireless broadband Internet connection with their Nintendo 3DS.

In Japan, Capcom has been holding a number of events in which users can participate. Examples include "Monster Hunter Festa’ 15" and "Monster Hunter The Real 2015", an event held jointly with Universal Studios Japan. Sales in Japan have also benefited from continuous TV commercials and other promotional activities. The resulting popularity of this new game has propelled worldwide sales to more than 3 million units globally.

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.

[ Product Details ]

1. Title Japanese Version: Monster Hunter 4G
North American and European Version: Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
2. Genre Hunting Action
3. Platform Nintendo 3DS series
4. Release Date Japan and Asia : October 11, 2014 (Saturday)
North America and Europe : February 13, 2015(Friday)

* Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.