Famitsu has posted a list of the top ten best-selling games of the week in Japan, which ranges from July 27 to August 2. Alongside that chart, first week sales numbers for Monster Hunter 3 have been divulged.
damn, thats an amazing start
Im glad that Capcom is getting so much support it looks like a great game! and i will definitely be going to get this! but i do have a question, does it support WiiSpeak? Im also glad that High Voltage is getting alot of support 71,000 in the first 4 days thats a pretty good start. Although this is quite a bit more lol :P
so it will struggle to hit a million!
@Irishrepublican I wouldn't be surprised if it easily passes 1 million. This is monster hunter we're talking about.
they had the same opening on ps2 and didnt hit a million! its on psp that its huge!
Who said that Wii games don't sell???????? Anyway I hope the review scores come in good, and the release here is just as good.
"Who said that Wii games don't sell????????" I say Wii games don't sell (except for 1st party "games"). This is Monster Hunter. Don't get it twisted, this is a one time thing.
Only very few games in Japan reaches 1 million in sales. Remember, Japan has only 1/3 of the population of USA. So 1 million would still be great sales. It's much less that DQ9 but it is the biggest game of the year, even much bigger than FF13 (it is impossible for FF13 to sell more than DQ9, even reaching 2 million in Japan would be improbable). With 1 million it could even top 10 sales of the year in Japan.
I was kinda expecting more to be quite honest. It took like 14 days for DQIX to sell 3.2 million units so here's hoping MH3 can do the same or close to.
El_Colombiano define sale? This is good and when it comes to the west I think more people will be picking this game up also. I don't play the psp version but I'll be playing the Wii version... It may take time but it seems to really be a quality game from what I've seen. Also this is a lot for the console version on a console where tHD gamers claimed that the Wii does not have the PS2 audience aka the hardcore gamer... Like some one said above me it sold the same amount on the PS2 and did not hit a million... And to that person I'd say no one would buy it on the PS2 because it looked like trash, seriously why do you think even nintendo is surprised at capcom effort. On top of this More people know why it is fun to play so I expect it to sell a lot more and possibly more to people who did not buy it on the psp.
Well that brings down the whole "no core gamers" on the wii arguments. PROOF generic FPS's are not the only thing "core" gamers play.
Well there is only one way to settle this... *Goes and freezes myself in the snow until next year.* Someone unfreeze me when Tri comes out.
There was an article talking about Wii's core audience not showing up...well there goes that theory.
hopefully if the Japanese buy enough of it the online will be free for us. Just keep buying Japanese... just keep buying. Yes.... you love the monster hunter.
I'm so hooked on freedom unite(psp) that I can understand the popularity. this makes me want to go out and buy a wii. heres hoping they dont charge us for the online. and capcom how about you port that over for some extra cash. Edit: disagrees because I mentioned they should port it over? So you enjoy paying online fees and having a non hd resolution when playing?
"9 - NOTHING NEW PSP sold more than 3.9 million(JAPAN ONLY !!!) " What in a month or life time? You kinda left that part out.
Especially when the PSP versions are better (but the series sucks overall).
The psp version f*cking rocks and the franchise is a solid franchise. sucks that it went to the wii and requires fees to access online though. But I really love this franchise, so addicting.
This is a great franchise. got 40/40 from Famitsu.
It got a 39/40.
Well, going by Famitsu's ratings I guess I was wrong. It seems like the series is a little bit better than Haze and on par with Nintendogs.
PSP sold more than 3.9 million(JAPAN ONLY !!!)
Yeah, what does this have to do with Monster Hunter 3?
"Oh well, I guess it was only a matter of time before Wii would get a game I really want to play-- no offense Nin fans but I speak true opinion." No offence but just because your opinion is true to yourself doesnt actually mean its true for many others. This isnt the only great game for the wii. People just wanna ignore "true" facts.
If you shall build it on the PS3...... they shall play it. Oh well, I guess it was only a matter of time before Wii would get a game I really want to play-- no offense Nin fans but I speak true opinion. Whats the cost per month for online Wii service for MH?-
You only want one of these games? http://www.youtube.com/watc... and you call yourself a gamer. true gamers don't let fanboyism get in the way of what games they like and don't like.
Yea believe it or not-- i watched your video and MH3 is the only game i want-- though thanks you are the first one to call me a fanboy-- but its about the games-- not the brand-- I owned a NES, super NES and Super64 -- i loved it! if i was still 8-12 i would probably be going for the Wii- Get over it. (oh and for the record if MH comes to PS3 it will LOOK BETTER but the gaming experience will be on par with all the others----very good)And I wont have to pay to play!
You know a game is good when it makes Nintendo's Zelda team nervous: http://news.vgchartz.com/ne...
Especially for Wii's install base and momentum
Are you trollng? No seriously.
Can't wait to play this when it comes over to NA. Great job Capcom and Nintendo.
Good. The Wii needs something other than all the crap games. It's why I sold it, I played Mario, Zelda, super Smash bros, mario kart and than I got bored.
Thankfully, I just got my Wii, so all of the games that people have gotten bored with, I'll have played them for the first time. Just got punch out and its a great shot of Nostalgia in a nice new coat of paint. I'm really excited for Tatsunoko vs Capcom.
try playing cooking mama youll have a blast
See PS360WiiRocks, ceedubya9 actually has good taste in games. He is not butt hurt about the shovel ware hardcore gamers look past that to what they want... like TvsV! Also give NMH a try and metriod tri is going to rock now, resorts sport is actually pretty addicting the ping pong matches are actually really really deep when you get to pro level and nintendo did what they should have always done they have ranking systems now! I guess the next one will be online and motion+ rocks! Oh yeah download sin and pun on VC it has some of the best game play and is a mix of a side scrolling contra rail shooter hybrid really cool. Try super paper mario also it's a great RPG, I'll stop there if you want a great list of great games just PM me.
I don't have taste in games because I couldn't find something interesting? Monster hunter, punch out and a bunch of stuff came out AFTER I sold it
I betting lots of good games where out when you sold it and if you sold it because you believe nothing was going to come out then you also are easily persuaded by the game media that nothing is coming out LOL. Either way it was your lost because even you said that "punch out and a bunch of stuff came out AFTER I sold it " There where games just as fun if not better than punch out before that game came out. Hey but I guess you can go buy a new one now huh? On worries I was just shooting the bull with you. All gamers have different tastes so what other games do you like on the Wii now?
Great start! I've never played a Monster Hunter game but I can't wait for this to come to North America.
b bb but the Wii has no hardcore games!!!111!!1! Seriously guys give it up.The Wii is hardcore and these sales number of MH Tri prove it
the Wii is NOT hardcore, but games like this are helping to change that. (and even that is debatable....so go ahead! = )
the Wii is definetly NOT hardcore, ......... and this game is not hardcore either.......... JAPANESE gamers are no longer consider "hardcore" this gen
"16.2 - NO WAY the Wii is definetly NOT hardcore, ......... and this game is not hardcore either.......... JAPANESE gamers are no longer consider "hardcore" this gen" Well gamers are "hardcore"...not the games themselves. I mean in your "logic" whos going to tell people what games are hardcore or not hardcore. Is there like a board room with people who write a list to let us know>?? Or are you the guy who lets us all know?
Hard core: 1. Intensely loyal; die-hard: a hard-core secessionist; a hard-core golfer. 2. Stubbornly resistant to improvement or change: hard-core poverty. 3. Extremely graphic or explicit: hard-core pornography. I would say the 360 and PS3 trumps Wii in hardcore status based primarily on the 3rd point (the loosest point) in that graphically, the Wii looks less impressive-- Now I was hard core back in the day when NES was the bomb-- I played Zelda for hours and hours and hours-- was Zelda hardcore? I dont know-- but at the time it was the best from a graphic game and story mode (opinion, i know) I think its funny though after reading this definition it makes me think if someone says hard core-- they might actually be described as having similar qualities to that of a fanboy....gasp....thats horrible-- maybe I am a fanboy!? Oh wait I dont play the NES anymore i play PS3--and when or If the next big company does better than Sony or MS then guess what-- Im going over there-- you see, Im not a fanboy of companies, I'm a fanboy of playing videogames--good ones (again highly debatable)
You do know that if a console is not hardcore at all, it can not have hardcore games, right? Twilight Princess, one of the first Wii games, is a hardcore game. Hardcore depends on the games you buy for you console and the gamer him/herself.
Well let me ask you bun bun. Is a guy who plays tetris..with pretty bad graphics (on old tech)....who plays it all day and all night all week a hardcore gamer. Now think for a sec...This same guy can get the highest of high scores, tetris after tetris (5 lines in arow). He can play for days on unlimited lines. Now tetris is a simple game (not complex...nor a FPS or RTS...shock horror). Quite bland looking. Easy to learn. Anyone can play it (even "casuals" play it). The game is highly addictive... and can get quite deep and hard the longer you play it. By level twenty you have to concentrate at the piece that is coming next and not so much on the piece that is out. Your reflexes have to be half a second in reaction, otherwise your screen will be filled with blocks. So this same guy who plays this game over and over (the same can go with pac man or donkey kong...because people still play these old ass games...and are very good at them...better than you or me). Is he a hardcore gamer even tho he isnt playing new tech.. or new games?..This guy only owns atari's and commodore 64's and old gameboys. Why do you have to own brand new consoles to be a hardcore gamer. What if he only plays old games (but he is an expert at all the games on the systems he owns). Isnt that a hardcore gamer? For the amount of time he spends perfecting his games....no matter what they look like. What if you only like 2D games? (becasue there isnt too many on the ps3/360 combo). Ever played contra 4 on the DS. Why dont u go rent a DS or rent contra 4 and try and finish the game even on normal or even on EASY. Then tell me that this 16bit handheld game with simple controls and simple graphics isnt a hard and deep game. Your response....and your defenition of a hardcore gamer.. is a JOKE >>>> !
I said that the console is not hardcore. Its an opinion. At no time did I say that the effort any gamer puts into playing games is not hardcore. And again its an opinion-- according to you guys a poor biased opinion. Wipeout HD in 1080p -- I cant get that on the Wii-- whether or not I suck or play for hours or have fun or hate it-- I'm talking about the consoles, specifically from a graphical standpoint, not from a gameplay one, though in my older aging opinion, Nintendo is also not as "hardcore" when it comes to violence and more mature themes-- Madworld and a few others notwithstanding-- Thanks!
apples and oranges i know.... But if a man watches softcore pron and wanks it 5 times a day--is he a hardcore wanker?
The console/games arent hardcore. People are. Thats the point. No you cant get wipeout. can you get the original punch out on the ps3? Try beating tyson and tell me thats not hardcore. Graphics have nothing to do with being hardcore. I know people on here make out like its the only thing that matters, but dont let them lead you astray.
hey irishrepublicanarmy the ps2 monster hunters did not have openings like that and 2 of them together there life to date sales barely make that number!and monster hunter 2's life to date sales are only like 600,000 somthing so the wii version is almost beating all 3 versions in 2 days i can't wait to see a whole week!and it probably will be the first home console version to sell a million!
Sorry but your definition of HARDCORE is WRONG! Shooters, Blood and Guts, Violence is not what defines Hardcore. Hardcore can Support all Catagories including games like Wii Fit. It Depends on How Dedicated the Player is to Any Game on Any Console or Handheld! The More you Play the More Hard Core You Become. If it were not for Nintendo in the mid 80's (which they revitalized a Crippled Gaming Industry) or (Mario opening his Door to the World) you would not be in here posting Anything! So Respect where HARDCORE Originated From.
That's what Wii haters have been saying. They have been proven wron
Explain this one Wii-haters.
This is different because the japenese eat copies of MH for breakfast (well actually they but them buy it by the bucket load) the MH fanbase don't care where it goes because they will follow it
... Oh wait, that only mattered when it was Metal Gear Solid 4. Sorry, my bad.
please bare with that the sales on Famitsu are always lower than MC, we aren't even sure that the sales include the black wii bundles. Consoles Wii 93000 NDS 12000 DSi 73000 PS2 5600 PS3 8100 PSP 33000 360 2600
Now the argument switches to either 1) "Well its Monster Hunter, of course its gonna sell" 2) "Monster Hunter is now a casual game" LoL, these folks are tireless.
if you are a Wii hater DON'T COME HERE! GO and play your 360!!
the game is great, finished the rank 2 quest yesterday, and i am completelly hooked on the game... well, any game that make me stop playing UT2004 and TF2 must be great
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