Monster Hunter 4 Shifts Over 1.7 Million Retail Units In Two Days

More than a quarter of a million 3DS sales in the same week

So, Monster Hunter 4 is a bit popular in Japan. We recently reported Capcom's announcement that over two million copies had been shipped in four days, with download purchases also lifting it to third in the all-time 3DS eShop regional chart at that point. If anyone was concerned that a 'shipped' figure wouldn't amount to equivalent sales, today's Media Create charts put that concern to bed.

The latest results show Capcom's behemoth at number one with an incredible 1,715,060 sales, all in just two days — 14-15th September. That only includes physical retail sales over those two days, too, so eShop downloads won't all be featured aside from those sold as download cards by retailers. The top 20 is below, with lifetime sales in parenthesis.

1. [3DS] Monster Hunter 4 – 1,715,060 (New)
2. [PS3] AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo – 27,052 (New)
3. [PSP] Brothers Conflict: Brilliant Blue – 15,297 (New)
4. [3DS] Tomodachi Collection: New Life – 10,530 (1,431,527)
5. [PSP] Uta no Prince-sama: Music 2 – 10,343 (78,758)
6. [3DS] Mario & Luigi: Dream Team – 9,428 (302,594)
7. [PS3] JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle – 8,906 (454,343)
8. [3DS] Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life – 8,822 (264,131)
9. [PS3] Splinter Cell: Blacklist – 8,252 (30,677)
10. [3DS] Yokai Watch – 7,791 (172,022)
11. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 7,348 (3,410,090)
12. [3DS] Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon – 5,352 (896,600)
13. [PSV] Killzone: Mercenary – 4,304 (15,356)
14. [3DS] Mario Kart 7 – 4,195 (2,120,291)
15. [PSV] Ragnarok Odyssey Ace – 3,969 (44,975)
16. [PS3] Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate – 3,566 (22,174)
17. [PS3] Puppeteer – 3,503 (12,403)
18. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 3,400 (2,094,152)
19. [Wii] Taiko Drum Master Wii Super Wonderful Version – 3,390 (560,681)
20. [3DS] Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies – 3,336 (339,000)

This huge 3DS exclusive also brought on a significant surge in 3DS hardware sales, with the XL model benefiting the most. The combined SKU sales of 276,000 are impressive, especially considering the fact that the 3DS has consistently been the top-selling hardware in Japan for well over a year. The Wii U is still toiling as it awaits major releases in the coming weeks and months; the results are below, with last week's sales in parenthesis.

3DS LL – 236,700 (60,077)
3DS – 40,092 (19,114)
PlayStation 3 – 12,146 (13,790)
PlayStation Vita – 6,020 (7,314)
PSP – 5,449 (5,493)
Wii U – 5,003 (5,702)
Wii – 962 (978)
Xbox 360 – 244 (201)

We normally close by saying that it's been another good week for the 3DS in Japan, but this week has been a monstrous success. Awful word choice aside, it's safe to say that Monster Hunter 4 is well on its way to smashing Capcom's sales projections of 2.8 million units by 31st March 2014; that can only be a positive for future chances of more MH exclusives and, here's hoping, localisation.

[via gematsu.com]

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