While the world is still deep in Grand Theft Auto V fever, Japan is once again drowning in their own love of Monster Hunter. The just-released Monster Hunter 4 has sold a whopping 1,715,060 retail (physical) copies over two days. Sure, Rockstar's newest hit may not be in the country yet, but I highly doubt it could achieve that level of success there.
Monster Hunter 4 came out on September 14, and by September 15, had racked up that impressive number. Combined with digital sales, the number exceeds two million across four days, far outperforming Capcom's original estimate of 2.8 million copies by March 31, 2014. Definitely some good news for the publisher, especially after major AAA titles like DmC Devil May Cry failed to meet sales expectations.
The figure is still lower than the five-day sales numbers for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which moved over 1.95 million units through retail sales alone.
Monster Hunter 4 will also be a big part of Capcom's TGS presentation this weekend.