"Monster Hunter X (Cross)" Breaks Two Million Units!
– Latest in the series quickly becomes a hit! Variety of play-styles appeals to both existing fans and new users alike –
Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that "Monster Hunter X (Cross)" for the Nintendo 3DS™ family of handheld systems has shipped two million units in Japan (including download cards and sales of the download version in 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 phenomenon 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. Since the first “Monster Hunter” title made its debut in 2004, the series has expanded beyond games into other media, and overall has grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 35 million units as of December 3, 2015.
“Monster Hunter X (Cross)” is a new title that offers players greater possibilities for carrying out their own style of hunting. Utilizing the world and gameplay of previous entries as a starting point, the game is distinguished by its high level of freedom with new elements like Hunter Arts and Hunting Styles, which can be combined with 14 kinds of weapons to create a myriad of fresh ways to play.
Further, as a result of maintaining user interest via numerous cross-industry collaborations, the title hit the two million mark just six days following its release.
In addition to continuing to release add-on contents moving forward, Capcom is rolling out a number of initiatives with the aim of improving the long-term brand value of the series, including plans to implement the third update to its card arcade game machine "Monster Hunter Spirits" in late December, the release of a new title called "Monster Hunter Stories" (scheduled for 2016 in Japan), as well as the television broadcast of the first animated "Monster Hunter" in Japan.
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 highly entertaining games.
[ Product Details ]
|1. Title||Monster Hunter X (Cross)|
|2. Genre||Action RPG|
|3. Platform||Nintendo 3DS family of systems|
|4. Release Date||Saturday, November 28, 2015|
* Nintendo 3DS is a trademark of Nintendo Co., Ltd.