Monster Hunter 4 sales exceed 1.7m units two days out from launch

Capcom’s Monster Hunter 4 has sold a ton of copies out of the gate and, according to the latest charts in Japan,3DS sales are benefiting because of it.

VG247 reports on Japanese analysis firm Media Create’s sales charts, showing the game moved more than 1.7m copies in just its first two days of availability. For comparison’s sake, the runner-up in the software category – AKB1/149 Renai Sousenkyo – sold 27,052 copies in its first five days.

The weekly charts also show a significant spike in both the 3DS LL and older 3DS model. The LL followed up last week’s 60,077 total with 236,700 units sold this week, while the earlier generation 3DS moved 40,092 units – versus 19,114 the week before.

A Famitsu report has Monster Hunter 4 selling even more than Media Create’s numbers state, claiming the game moved 1.875m copies in the timeframe. Regardless, it seems clear Capcom has a system seller on its hands.

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