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Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D And Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Show Stronger Launch Sales Compared To Predecessors


Nintendo has released preliminary sales data for both The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate following its financial results briefing published today. In a lengthy presentation to shareholders, the company’s CEO Satoru Iwata has divulged sales data on the New Nintendo 3DS, which sold approximately 335k in both US and Europe, and unveiled how five 3DS games have reached more than two million in sales from consumers in Japan.

In the graph embedded above, Nintendo has compared sales of the newest titles from their respective launch weeks with the sales from the predecessors in the same time frame. Given both Majora’s Mask 3D and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate launched alongside limited-edition hardware bundles with the New Nintendo 3DS, there’s a significant increase – almost double sold in some cases – compared to the previous games in the franchises. And though there’s no current sales data for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate in the US from Capcom, Satoru Iwata assures that the game sold “three times as fast” in comparison.

This graph compares our preliminary sales data for “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” and “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate” for the release week (three days for the U.S. and two days for Europe) to the counterparts of their previous works: “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” and “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate.”

The sales of the “Monster Hunter” series in the U.S. are not available in the graph because we have not finished compiling the exact data on the titles, which are published by Capcom, and it was a holiday there yesterday. We have heard from Capcom, however, that the initial sales pace of “Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate,” including the special-edition hardware with the title pre-installed, is more than three times as fast as “Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate” in quick estimation. They both had promising starts thanks to strong pre-orders and their highly-acclaimed gameplay.

21 thoughts on “Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D And Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate Show Stronger Launch Sales Compared To Predecessors”

  1. No shit they sold more now. More people own the software now than they did a few years ago. More hardware =more software sold. Plus Nintendo advertised the shit out of this.

    1. Well the original game is pretty old. There are bound to be a good number of people that haven’t played since it’s so old for one thing (like myself), and I’ve heard it’s one of the best Zelda games out there so people are also buying it for the nostalgia and to replay a great classic.

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