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Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has now shipped 3 million units worldwide

Monster Hunter fever is upon us.

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Monster Hunter 4G and western version Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate have together reached 3 million units shipped, Capcom has announced.

The figure includes units sold through the eShop in addition to physical copies shipped to retailers for sale.

That might seem a little low if you're familiar with Monster Hunter's appeal, but it's worth noting that this figure doesn't include the original Monster Hunter 4, which sold over 4 million copies on its tod.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is something of a showpiece for the New 3DS, as a second analog stick makes a world of difference to the hunting action RPG series; not for nothing was the phrase "Monster Hunter claw" coined back in the PSP days.

Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate arrived in the west last week to very strong reviews.

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Based in Australia and having come from a lengthy career in the Aussie games media, Brenna worked as VG247's remote Deputy Editor for several years, covering news and events from the other side of the planet to the rest of the team. After leaving VG247, Brenna retired from games media and crossed over to development, working as a writer on several video games.

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