Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (known as Monster Hunter 4G in Japan), has reached a new milestone in sales.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate has now sold more than 4 million copies worldwide, the Japanese publisher has announced. This includes both the digital version sold through the Nintendo eShop and physical. The game had been released in Asia in October 2014, and in North America and Europe in February 2015. A breakdown of sales by region was not given.
Capcom stated: “In North America and Europe, sales have benefited from online cooperative gameplay via the Internet, as well as user engagement via events and online community activities, a downloadable demo targeted at newcomers to the series, and an effective simultaneous roll-out with the launch of the New Nintendo 3DS.”
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the first game in the series to sell over one million copies combined in North America and Europe. The series began in 2004, and has sold over 33 million units so far, making it one of Capcom’s most successful franchises.
There are a couple of new entries coming to the series in Japan. Monster Hunter X will release in Japan on November 28th, while Monster Hunter Stories will release next year. There is also an animated series based off of the video game franchise in development for Japan.