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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Ships Over 4 Million Worldwide

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Capcom has announced that worldwide shipments for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have surpassed four million units.

This number includes both physical cartridges and Nintendo eShop sales. The publisher went on to note that total sales for the series has surpassed more than 33 million units, as of September 30th of this year.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is an enhanced sequel to Monster Hunter 4. In case you missed our review for the game, you can find that here.

Capcom is already ready to ship the next game in the series, Monster Hunter X, which is launching November 28th in Japan. There’s also an RPG and anime project spinoff called Monster Hunter Stories coming sometime next year.

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13 comments
  1. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 21, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Capcom stop using the number in shipments as metrics for your games, it’s just confusing and makes you look like you sold less than what you claim. We all know what you did when DmC came out.

  2. alterku
    alterku
    October 21, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I had some fun playing through all the single player stuff, but by the end I wasn’t really having as much fun anymore. This is a series for the hardcore fans after all, despite this being the best one to jump into if you were never into the games before, as I was.
    All that said I got about 200 hours out of it before I clocked out. Nice return on enjoyable hours vs time+money+unenjoyable hours spent on it.

  3. Evropi
    Evropi
    October 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    But shipments is all that matters to the publisher. They make their money on the sale to the store (e.g. Amazon, where I got my copy from), not when the customer buys it.

  4. Evropi
    Evropi
    October 21, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Honestly I found it pretty boring. It’s a well designed game, no doubt, but all my friends were way overlevelled by the time I got the game.

    Moreover, it is an endless grind and while some battles feel really epic — particularly when you bring the puzzle element in — but then the enemies sponge like there’s no tomorrow and it’s rinse and repeat for 15 more minutes. Props to them for making a gameplay system that doesn’t hold your hand and provides genuine challenge and deep action gameplay, but you can trim a lot of fat from the game.

    I probably won’t be getting another Monster Hunter after this, and as my friends say, they’re basically all the same anyway.

  5. Misogynerd
    Misogynerd
    October 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    That is true, but it just makes Capcom look shady, they are the only ones pulling that.

  6. sanic
    sanic
    October 21, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve tried playing the demos of these games but I’m just not that into but all the best to those that do.

  7. deadeye
    deadeye
    October 21, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    MH is definitely a game where you have to know when to tap out. The game never really ends. Some folks I know played for a hundred hours and felt satisfied. Some others have played for over a thousand hours and crave more.

    It has a bunch of problems, but since the diehard fans eat it up like cocaine, Capcom is pretty slow to introduce improvements.

    I’d at least take a look at MHX. It looks like it has the most dramatic changes ever in a MH, as opposed to just very conservative refinements.

  8. Gentleman Banana
    Gentleman Banana
    October 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    woohoo!! Now…bring MHX

  9. alterku
    alterku
    October 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    More or less how I feel. I had my MH experience, enjoyed it, and probably won’t ever need another one, if things are as slow to change as they historically have been.

  10. Neospace
    Neospace
    October 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    The demos for Monster Hunter are shit at representing the actual game, since they’re missing the bit about progression, which is arguably the main draw of the series.

  11. sanic
    sanic
    October 21, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    Eh I feel like I got the gist of it.

  12. ecolink110
    ecolink110
    October 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    it would be good if it was on more than just 3ds…
    i like the series and got mh4u on 3ds but i just prefer to play games like it on a console

  13. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    October 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Still waiting for them to localise E.X. Troopers. The 3DS shouldn’t be a MH machine.