It looks like Monster Hunter Fever has finally struck out west, as Capcom has today announced that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS has shipped one million units in combined retail and digital units since its release across North America and Europe on February 13, 2015. The game has now become the fastest selling in the region. In celebration of the milestone, a special free Nintendo 3DS theme will be available for download in May as a token of appreciation for all the fan support.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is the biggest and most accessible entry yet in the popular Monster Hunter series, which has sold more than 32 million units worldwide. In Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, players take on the role of a hunter that joins up with a traveling caravan to explore new lands and combat ferocious enemies in pursuit of the ultimate hunt. This grand adventure includes hundreds of quests to take on a variety of extraordinary creatures that yield valuable resources. For the first time ever for the Monster Hunter series appearing on a handheld system, players with broadband Internet access are able to join up with friends online as well as the previously available local wireless option.
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate is playable on all of the Nintendo 3DS family of handheld systems but features added functionality when experienced with the New Nintendo 3DS XL, such as enhanced graphics, additional camera controls using the C stick, and customizable ZL and ZR buttons.
Capcom continues to support Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate with free of charge monthly downloadable quests and content that began in March and will be available for several months to come. The monthly packs are available on the first Friday of the month and include even more challenging hunts as well as quests to access the various themed collaboration contents to outfit hunters and Palicoes.
Read our Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Review here.