Capcom has announced that shipments of its “Monster Hunter 4” game for Nintendo 3DS in Japan have exceeded two million units, the highest ever for any third-party Nintendo 3DS title in Japan.
The “Monster Hunter” series is a hunting action game that pits players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has introduced social elements with its new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. The series, first released in 2004 as a home video game, has been a massive hit. Next year marks the tenth anniversary of the launch of the franchise. Growth in sales is continuing with the number of committed fans still rising and total sales of the series surpassing 25 million units to date (as of September 17, 2013).
The success of the game has Capcom already planning the “Monster Hunter Festa’ 13” tour, which is being staged in 5 cities across Japan, and “Monster Hunter the Real 2014”, which is being held in collaboration with Universal Studios Japan.