Capcom’s upcoming followup to 2009’s Monster Hunter Tri has been announced to be one of their best grossing titles to date.
Only four days after its debut on the Nintendo 3DS console in Japan, Monster Hunter 4 has broken the two-million sales barrier. By comparison, Call of Duty Black Ops 2 sold over seven million units throughout the entire first month of release. With only nine years into the franchise, Monster Hunter has sold a total 25 million units since its first release in 2004 for PlayStation 2.
“Monster Hunter 4” maintains the same world view in a thoroughly developed brand new game for the Nintendo 3DS platform. As well as featuring new monsters and weapons, the game is the first in the series to offer dimensional action that exploits height differences, and is packed with attractive and completely new elements for multiplayer interaction online. Moreover, a local development that features a link with Shibu hot spring resort in Nagano Prefecture as well as positive and wide-ranging collaborations with other industries in areas such as food, drinks, and clothing, etc. have been highly successful in exploiting promotional opportunities.
Monster Hunter 4 has currently only been announced by Capcom Japan, With its worldwide popularity, perhaps it could be a matter of time before Capcom announces bringing it to a global audience.