Monster Hunter 4 Helps Capcom Boost Overall Sales By 16.9%

The franchise has shifted 27 million copies over the years

Capcom has posted its financial earnings for the six month period ending 30th September 2013 and things are looking good for the Japanese firm as sales have shot up 16.9 percent on last year's figures, with the help of popular titles such as Monster Hunter 4.

Indeed, anyone who's been keeping up with the Japanese sales charts will have noticed how the beastly 3DS game has been smashing it up and taking no prisoners on its quest for glory. It snapped up two million sales in its first four days alone in the region with Capcom citing its "immediate success" as a big factor in the solid financial results.

It now has around three million units under its belt, though a Western release has not yet been confirmed.

Meanwhile, the company noted that Resident Evil Revelations, the 3DS remake that released on HD systems including the Wii U, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies "basically achieved projected sales".

Capcom has also confirmed its best selling games and franchises. Resident Evil is by far the biggest brand for the company, after selling 60 million units across the franchise but Monster Hunter is hot on its heels with 27 million copies sold to date. The monstrous title is closing in on Mega Man, which has no known upcoming new games and has shifted 30 million units overall. The Phoenix Wright series is doing quite well too, with 4.9 million units sold since it emerged.

The firm's net income increased by 20 percent to 4.95 billion yen and it said it is on track to meet the set targets for the full financial year ending March 2014. Looking to the future, it is currently restructuring in the West and has stated it will be focusing a lot more on digital content, as it expects a significant decline in packaged games.

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