Monster Hunter 4 pre-orders top 1 million – rumour

Friday, 6th September 2013 02:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Japanese pre-orders for Monster Hunter 4 have already surpassed 1 million units, according to a retail leak.

The news comes from Japanese retail blog Sinobi, which is generally reliable, translated by Siliconera.

The blogger believes Capcom’s initial shipment will be 600,000 units, with later shipments of 200,000 to 300,000 units to follow.

With online sales factored in, Sinobi expects Capcom to have up to 1.5 million units ready for the launch window.

For comparison purposes, one of the best-selling 3DS games this year is Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which topped the charts for several consecutive weeks and has sold 1.4 million units to date. Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which launched in November 2012, has sold through 3 million units; New Super Mario Bros. 2 from July 2012 shifted 2.2 million; and Mario Kart 7 has sold-through 2.1 million times since its release in December 2011.

Capcom has said it hopes to sell 2.8 million copies of Monster Hunter 4 by the end of March 2014.

Monster Hunter 4 got a near-perfect score in Famitsu. Western release has not been confirmed.



  1. Francis O

    Positive news about Nintendo……0 comments. lol

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dragon246

    Yup, Shinobi is very reliable.
    Not surprising really, MH3G did 1.9 million in FW. Its tracking less than that right now.

    So…. where were you on media create charts when your beloved W101 FAILED?
    As they say, people with glass windows throwing stones at others, silly stuff.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. mistermogul

    This MUST be coming to the west right?

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Lengendaryboss

    Oh yes because Nintendo is the one developing and publishing this in Japan and shipping a 1 million copies to retailers and its on Capcom’s 3DS, that backwards logic of yours is sad. Go to Playeressence for all you lovie lovie Nintendo news by a poor excuse for a troll.

    Its Capcom, so take from that what you will.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. polygem

    @2: W101 failed? last time i checked it was an amazing and fun game that received pretty decent review scores. it´s just that gamers like you fail because they don´t buy some games eventhough they are obviously great only because they are not on their platform of choice.
    you should thank nintendo that they support games like that ANYWAY because they think they are a great experience and deserve to be made. this is a good thing. very good thing.
    you are so narrowminded and shortsighted. it´s beyond man. beyond.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Lengendaryboss

    BEYOND! Polygem!, From IGN.

    Hes talking sales wise failed before he comes and offers his rebuttal.

    Remember BEYOND!


    #6 1 year ago
  7. polygem

    i know that he means that but that´s only one way to look at it. i just offered him another point of view. the guy must start to broaden his perspective a little bit. he should be old enough to understand that now.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. polygem

    he´s from team BEYOND obviously, yeah

    #8 1 year ago

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