Capcom Moves Over 1 Million Copies Of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate In The West
Capcom has announced that two months after its release in North America and Europe, over 1 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have been shipped. This figure includes retail copies sent to brick and mortar and digital copies sold through the Nintendo eShop.
In February, Capcom announced that worldwide shipments (including Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in North America and Europe) had topped 3 million. Given the overlap, it’s not currently possible to determine exactly how post-launch shipments have impacted global figures.
Capcom does note that this is the first Monster Hunter title to surpass shipment numbers of 1 million in the West. To celebrate, Capcom will be making a Monster Hunter 3DS theme available for free in May. This is in addition to planned monthly content drops, like April’s quest for a Sonic Palico costume.
This Monster Hunter has fixed one of the problems I’ve had with earlier titles. It on-boards players smoothly, introducing the mechanics in more intuitive way. The addition of the C-stick on the New 3DS doesn’t hurt either, but even without, this is a better experience than its predecessors.