Rumor: First month NPD sales for Monster Hunter Tri

Find out how one of the Wii's biggest releases this year performed in its first month in the market (NPD).

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ClownBelt2986d ago

This is what happens when you try and abandon the players that made the game popular.

Elven62986d ago

I doubt it would have sold a fraction of that on the PSP, from what I recall its been ages since a PSP game has charted on NPD and I doubt Monster Hunter would have been the title to bring it back. (My money is on Peace Walker)

qface642986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

considering its monster hunter and in the US those numbers are actually very good for 2 weeks worth of sales

erathaol2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

I think ClownBelt is talking about how Monster Hunter 1 and 2 were originally on the PS2 but the production on Monster Hunter 3 (PS3) was cut off due to budgeting issues than the title was moved over to the Wii installation of the franchise. Thus fans of the original two who were craving a true next gen successor got shafted with a low tech farce of a game that barely raises the bar from were it once was held.

ClownBelt2986d ago

Thank you erathaol for a very thorough explanation.

qface642986d ago

i can bet all the money in the world if capcom does and will make a monster hunter game for the ps3 it will be 100% just like all previous monster hunter games except with better graphics that's it

ChickeyCantor2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

So people are shafted while its still a solid production?
If you as a fan feel shafted than you are not a fan at all.

George Sears2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

This franchise doesn't sell that well on consoles anyways. Not to mention that the US version usually gets shafted with the downloadable quests.

It did quite well for its first month.

Mahr2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

For context, the best first month any previous Monster Hunter game did in the US was MHF: U with 69K.

"This is what happens when you try and abandon the players that made the game popular."

So, you sell twice as many units in your first month? Awesome.

beardpapa2986d ago

Twice as many units in your first month considering the amount of Wii owners in NA. Not that awesome.

Mahr2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

"Twice as many units in your first month considering the amount of Wii owners in NA. Not that awesome."

Um, the original Monster Hunter games involve entries on a little system called 'the PS2'. Surely, you've heard of it?

Let's see, that had double the install base of the Wii and sold less than half as many, so by that logic, you're right. It's not that awesome. Tri's sales are *quadruple* awesome.

kratos1232986d ago

you do know when it first came out on the ps2 it was totally off the radar and now its on of the best selling games in the world man lets wait what monster hunter 3rd will do fore the psp

ChickeyCantor2986d ago

" the amount of Wii owners in NA"

Its really getting old, i mean what game on the PS2 sold 120 million copies regarding the install-base?

Mahr2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

"you do know when it first came out on the ps2 it was totally off the radar "

Right, and then Freedom Hunter Unite came out, sold two million copies in like a week in Japan, which officially put it on the radar, and then released in North America and sold all of 69K in its first month, which was about 19K more than the PS2 entries did.

Besides, if anything, the argument that the Wii version is 'a low tech farce of a game' compared to the PS2 version that's 'alienated all the original fanbase of the PSP and PS2 versions' means that it's even less on the radar than the other entries.

And hey, let's face it, only 'hardcore' gamers actually pay attention to the radar anyway, right? And there aren't even half as many hardcore gamers on the Wii as there were on the PS2, right?

So by the logic of the silly numbers games you guys are trying to play, Tri's US sales are officially *8* times as awesome now that they've 'abandoned' the original NA fanbase.

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Perjoss2986d ago

regardless of sales this is a fantastic game. I'm not a wii fan at all, and i barely use mine, but I've pumped over 130 hours into this, just cant stop playing, and they did the online portion really well.

Smacktard2986d ago

So, if you abandon the players that made the game popular, you sell more copies?

Cause, uh, compare:

(Wii = more sales for a console-based MH, more sales in America so far than the handheld games)

Seems like you were making baseless assumptions. Sometimes those backfire. Do your research next time, or you come off sounding like an idiot.

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Valay2986d ago

Seriously, that's pretty good. It's probably one of the best-selling non-casual third-party games for Wii so far. At least it did much better than Extraction.

chase1672986d ago

This is what happens when you put out a game on the wii
if this would have came out on the ps3 500,000 in japan alone

Product2986d ago

It did 500k in one day on the Wii in Japan...

Elven62986d ago

The game has already sold over 1 million copies in Japan alone...

Seferoth752986d ago

So true 500k in Japan alone on PS3...But they didnt put it on a console whose install base is known for not buying games. They went Wii and got over a million already in Japan alone.. You fail at trolling because you fail at reading comprehension.

PirateThom2986d ago

Protip: PS3 has a higher attach rate than Wii.

Kors2986d ago

Watchout for MHP3rd PSP. Releasing late 2010 in Japan.

2 out of 3 gamers in Japan want to play this game ( )

MHP3rd will probably do 1 million in 1 week.

Seferoth752986d ago

Yes great plan. Then it would bomb like so many PS3 games have. Dragon Age, Bioshock 1 and 2, Demon Souls, Borderlands, Blazblue, Or Sony will do its usual thing. Bundle 1 million copies and give them away for free to pad the numbers. Worked for LBP, Resistance, Killzone, MGS.
Well we've all seen how heavily Sony bundles just to get games in the hands of PS3 owners.
Giving away a million copies only to have 2 million in sales does not make your game a success.

Kors2986d ago

Famitsu predicts Monster Hunter Portable 3rd (PSP) will sell 5 million units alone in Japan alone.

Famitsu also says: "Wii continues to remain a "Nintendo market," he said. He cited as evidence Capcom's Monster Hunter 3, which he said had great expectations, but capped off at one million units."

asdr3wsfas2986d ago (Edited 2986d ago )

A little secret:

profit = sales - costs.

Development costs on ps3 were higher. So they moved it to wii. Notice that profit means more than than sales. In fact, if costs are huge, even a large number of sales may not recoup the investment. To put it in terms you might understand, if it costs you a thousand dollars to win 100 in the lottery, it is not a worthy investment.

On top of that Nintendo is publishing this game. Capcom is saving money on this alone. Of course all you know is you wanted the game on ps3. But there are reasons they switched that have nothing to do with sales. They lower costs so that even REDUCED sales may make up for it. Seeing as the game sold 1 million+ already in japan I think they're doing just fine.

Unlike other systems where sales are frontloaded, Wii sales are slow and regular, even for big titles like SMG. So this is promising. I like how you guys play backyard sales analyst without any idea about statistical distributions that can apply to sales or even knowing costs affect profits. It's like watching my little cousins play house.

Don't think I worship the wii. I'm going to do the IFF mission in Mass Effect now on my second playthrough as an adept (first time soldier). I just want you to know that you have no idea what you're talking about.

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