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 Monster Hunter  continues to grab big sales for Capcom
Monster Hunter continues to grab big sales for Capcom
December 4, 2013 | By Kris Graft

December 4, 2013 | By Kris Graft
More: Console/PC, Business/Marketing

Newsbrief: The Monster Hunter series continues to be a hit for Japanese game publisher Capcom.

The company announced today that the latest in the series, Monster Hunter 4 on Nintendo 3DS, has shipped 4 million units since its September 14 launch, including physical and digital sales.

Total series sales stand at over 28 million units, Capcom said, and it ranks among the company's top franchises since launching in 2004. By comparison, Street Fighter has sold around 35 million units, Mega Man 30 million and Resident Evil 60 million.

More at Capcom's investor site.

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Eric McConnell
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port to Wii U!!!

Jeferson Soler
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@ Eric McConnell - That might eventually happen! Capcom may end up doing an updated version of MH4 for the Wii U in the same way that the company did an updated version of MH3 for the Wii U and the 3DS.

Jarod Smiley
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Would work for me, honestly, I really want to try some of the highly rated 3DS games, but I really don't like the hardware..cramps my hand and the outdated graphics are a tad off putting.

I'll eventually get it for Pokemon and Fire Emblem, but man wouldn't I like some of these highly rated games on the big-screen, or even a Vita. Dunno what happened with Sony and Capcom over the MH series.

Jeferson Soler
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Sony and Nintendo are the main companies that Capcom is dealing with when it comes to the Monster Hunter franchise. In fact, Capcom is porting Monster Hunter Frontier as Monster Hunter Frontier G onto the Wii U and the PS3, so Capcom is still doing MH games for Sony, but the company is also doing MH games for Nintendo.

Joe Zachery
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Good luck on waiting for the Vita game. Unless you want to play side projects! For now the mainline is on Nintendo's handheld. Also MH graphics have been the same since PS2. Capcom is not going to waste money making a ultra realistic graphic games. That will cost more to make when they can do what they are doing making that money.

Justin Kovac
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Try a 3DS XL.

I am the opposite. The PSP cramps my hands. Vita at least has a little more height.