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Monster Hunter X has outsold Monster Hunter 4G in less than a week on the Japanese eShop

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That's a lot of monsters being hunted

Japan likes Monster Hunter. It likes Monster Hunter a lot. The series sometimes doesn’t get the love it deserves in the West, but in Japan it’s a bona fide gaming phenomenon.

Japan likes Monster Hunter so much that Monster Hunter X, which only came out a few days ago, has already outsold last year’s Monster Hunter 4G on the Nintendo eShop.

Nintendo doesn’t release concrete sales figures for its games, and even then came out less than a week ago so it would be too early to announce anything anyway. But you can still see the rankings of the best-selling games of all time on the Japanese eShop page.

Just to be clear: this isn’t comparing the launch release windows, this is comparing all-time digital sales for both versions. Monster Hunter X has sold digitally in about four days what Monster Hunter 4G has sold since it released in Japan on October 11, 2014.

People love their Monster Hunter.

There is currently no confirmation as to whether Monster Hunter X will head West. The series is gaining global popularity, 4G did get a worldwide launch eventually in the form of Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, so at least there’s a chance of happening. 

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