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Anyways it was a good choice to not aim to put this on the 3DS... but instead go for the PS4/XB1/PC.

PS4 ~6m
XB1 ~2.3m
PC ~3.3m

Thats big for a single title of Monster Hunter.... like the biggest of the series has ever been.



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Can anyone share here the total sales of all 4th generation titles worldwide? (MH4)



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My Total Sales prediction for PS4 by the end of 2021: 110m+

When PS4 will hit 100m consoles sold: Before Christmas 2019

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0D0 said:
Can anyone share here the total sales of all 4th generation titles worldwide? (MH4)

Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) (2013) - 4.1m
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (3DS) (2014) - 4.2m
Monster Hunter X/Generations (3DS) (2015) - 4.3m
Monster Hunter XX/Generations Ultimate (3DS) (2017) - 1.8m
Monster Hunter XX/Generations Ultimate (Switch) (2017) - 0.35m

Total: 14.75m

According to this site



Nice! I'll be grabbing it on or around Black Friday, since i won't have time to play really in depth games, until the fall/winter time.



Mnementh said:
outlawauron said:

Didn't you predict it's failure?

You tell me... In the thread about Japan, the PS-fans were the one declaring one million or 1.5 million would be a great success. They didn't really believe MHW had 2M and more in it (for Japan specifically). As I said, at first I was bummed out that this wasn't coming to Switch and it influenced my expectations. As my mind cleared I expected good sales, as show these posts. I didn't gave any prediction, as I couldn't, but I was not decrying decline. In the contrary, in the japan-sales thread it were the PS-fans that expected low sales in Japan. But the revised history claims the Nintendo fans were the one seeing it crash and burn.

EDIT: Actually I just saw, that you were among the people expecting its failure in japan: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8699738

I predicted 1.8m LTD which was super low, but I was predicting in the high range. What was your initial FW prediction, because none of the 3 posts you linked had that in there (and this is the post that I remember from you). The second post has moved goalposts for Japanese sales, but not your OG prediction.

Despite all of that, I wouldn't say that 1.8m would have been a failure. I, like many others, was predicting that any loss of native sales would have been more than made up in other regions (which of course was correct as it sold more in the West than in Japan). Very few people were honestly thinking it would have been as successful as it is. Good for Capcom as their gamble on some stylistic changes enlarged their audience.

ETA: I found the original post you made at 2.5-3m lifetime, WW. Not that my WW prediction was great either, but it was certainly more than that.

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outlawauron said:
Mnementh said:

You tell me... In the thread about Japan, the PS-fans were the one declaring one million or 1.5 million would be a great success. They didn't really believe MHW had 2M and more in it (for Japan specifically). As I said, at first I was bummed out that this wasn't coming to Switch and it influenced my expectations. As my mind cleared I expected good sales, as show these posts. I didn't gave any prediction, as I couldn't, but I was not decrying decline. In the contrary, in the japan-sales thread it were the PS-fans that expected low sales in Japan. But the revised history claims the Nintendo fans were the one seeing it crash and burn.

EDIT: Actually I just saw, that you were among the people expecting its failure in japan: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8699738

I predicted 1.8m LTD which was super low, but I was predicting in the high range. What was your initial FW prediction, because none of the 3 posts you linked had that in there (and this is the post that I remember from you). The second post has moved goalposts for Japanese sales, but not your OG prediction.

Despite all of that, I wouldn't say that 1.8m would have been a failure. I, like many others, was predicting that any loss of native sales would have been more than made up in other regions (which of course was correct as it sold more in the West than in Japan). Very few people were honestly thinking it would have been as successful as it is. Good for Capcom as their gamble on some stylistic changes enlarged their audience.

ETA: I found the original post you made at 2.5-3m lifetime, WW. Not that my WW prediction was great either, but it was certainly more than that.

As I wrote in that thread and here my initial prediction was rubbish and I dropped it before release (as you can see, my more positive posts were some time later). I gave no new prediction, as I did not know what it would be like. I only recognized that everything below 2M in Japan was super-negative and too low. And I don't want to give you a too hard time about a prediction that turned out to be removed from the truth, because that's what happens with predictions. But back then, PS fans were very conservative about predicting MH success especially in Japan, but now it just are the Nintendo fans that spread negativity. This revisionist history makes me upset.



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Mnementh said:
GOWTLOZ said:

No one is jabbing at Nintendo, they are jabbing at Nintendo fans who thought MH can only be successful on Nintendo hardware despite its past success on PlayStation.

Its a fair jab.

I don't think Capcom will see this nor will they care, they are getting more than what they bargained for here. For me personally, I double dip when its a really good game. For GTA 5 I triple dipped, PS3, PS4 and PC. I'll do the same for RDR 2 when it releases on PC.

0D0 said:

Indeed it was a brilliant move. Even considering NSW success now, back then, it was the best and maybe only move to keep the franchise going.

Hearing some Nintendo fans saying that the game would fail while trying to explain multiple times that the game had a lot of potential was tough. After the game's success when I pointed out this fact I had to hear how they hated the game. After that I keep staying away from Nintendo fans. I don't mean to upset any Nintendo fan nor trying to generalise it, just sharing my experience.

Really, such fans existed? Is that for real or are these crazy fans made up? Or more likely, were there one or two of fans making such statements?

It was a small minority, no different than the few people who thought the series would fail in the transition from PSP to 3DS.

If anything we now have proof that the fanbase follows the game, not the hardware.



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contestgamer said:
Azuren said:

Then you're lying or trolling, because the only similarities between these games are that they are third person fantasy games. They aren't even the same levels of fantasy (Low Fantasy in MHW vs High Fantasy in BotW).

OK, Have you even played them?

1. Both 3rd Person

2. Both Fantasy

3. Both have hunting mechanics 

4. Both have large creatures (Hilnox/stone and monsters)

5. Both have armors/weapons that can be changed

6. Both overworld

7. Both have a natural outdoor landscape

.... I could go on and on and on, but it should be pretty obvious that MHW is a Zelda clone. And that doesnt mean it's bad. Okami is considered a zelda "clone" and it's still a great game. IMO MHW is a bit more blatant of a clone, but still good.

Games can share similar aspects while not being clones of one another, MHW is not a clone at all.



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Mnementh said:
outlawauron said:

I predicted 1.8m LTD which was super low, but I was predicting in the high range. What was your initial FW prediction, because none of the 3 posts you linked had that in there (and this is the post that I remember from you). The second post has moved goalposts for Japanese sales, but not your OG prediction.

Despite all of that, I wouldn't say that 1.8m would have been a failure. I, like many others, was predicting that any loss of native sales would have been more than made up in other regions (which of course was correct as it sold more in the West than in Japan). Very few people were honestly thinking it would have been as successful as it is. Good for Capcom as their gamble on some stylistic changes enlarged their audience.

ETA: I found the original post you made at 2.5-3m lifetime, WW. Not that my WW prediction was great either, but it was certainly more than that.

As I wrote in that thread and here my initial prediction was rubbish and I dropped it before release (as you can see, my more positive posts were some time later). I gave no new prediction, as I did not know what it would be like. I only recognized that everything below 2M in Japan was super-negative and too low. And I don't want to give you a too hard time about a prediction that turned out to be removed from the truth, because that's what happens with predictions. But back then, PS fans were very conservative about predicting MH success especially in Japan, but now it just are the Nintendo fans that spread negativity. This revisionist history makes me upset.

That's the disconnect from here to now though. Most people didn't believe that they being super negative with predictions like 1.5-2m in Japan and 4m LT. While laughable now, that was a much more optimistic prediction compared to what a lot of people were throwing out there.

It's not revisionist history, but moved goalposts.



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outlawauron said:
Mnementh said:

As I wrote in that thread and here my initial prediction was rubbish and I dropped it before release (as you can see, my more positive posts were some time later). I gave no new prediction, as I did not know what it would be like. I only recognized that everything below 2M in Japan was super-negative and too low. And I don't want to give you a too hard time about a prediction that turned out to be removed from the truth, because that's what happens with predictions. But back then, PS fans were very conservative about predicting MH success especially in Japan, but now it just are the Nintendo fans that spread negativity. This revisionist history makes me upset.

That's the disconnect from here to now though. Most people didn't believe that they being super negative with predictions like 1.5-2m in Japan and 4m LT. While laughable now, that was a much more optimistic prediction compared to what a lot of people were throwing out there.

It's not revisionist history, but moved goalposts.

The revisionist part is that the Nintendo-fans were the negative one (or only them).

I understand that this seemed right at the time, as you have seen I fell into that trap too. Until I realized that Capcom never would've greenlight such an expensive project if they had expectations that low. And nobody can explain to me, they were fine with it, because of an uncertain growth in the west. No, I'm pretty sure (and was then), that Capcom calculated with at least 2M in Japan. I wasn't sure though, if they had it right, Capcom does blunders from time to time. That's why I abstained from predictions after I dropped my initial ones.



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