Capcom’s Monster Hunter series remains as popular as ever in Japan, and this weeks release of the game goes even further to prove it.
According to Andriasang, Monster Hunter 3G sold over 471,055 units since its arrival on Saturday. On top of that, over 378,114 3DS systems sold as a result of the game’s release, which is nearly 7,000 more units than Nintendo sold during the 3DS launch in Japan. Since its debut, the 3DS has now sold a combined total of 3,237,272 units in the country.
Given the popularity of Monster Hunter games in Japan, this shouldn’t be much of a surprise. The franchise promoted console sales when new versions shipped for the PSP and the Wii, and remains as an addicting favorite among core gamers everywhere.
There are currently no plans to bring Monster Hunter 3G to North America, but the handy dandy Circle Pad Pro will be exclusively released at Gamestop stores. Let’s hope this is a sign, and not a response regarding the “popularity” of this clunky attachment.