Gadzooks, that's a lot of monsters.

Monster Hunter 3 Tri isn't even out yet, but Capcom is already bracing itself for massive sales figures.

So massive, they've already shipped 1 million copies of the game in Japan According to the publisher, that's the highest pre-release shipment for a third-party Wii game in Japan.

Considering the monstrous success of the series in Japan, its black Wii bundle and people already lining up to pick up the latest entry, maybe 1,000,000 copies shipped is conservative?