Monster Hunter Wii Sets New Japanese Sales Record, Ships 1 Million Before Release

BOOM widget 83421 With Monter Hunter 3 tri- slated to hit Japan quite soon--August 1, to be exact--Capcom today announced that it has already shipped over a million units of the Wii action game.

"This is the first third party Wii game to have an initial shipment of over 1 million units in Japan," the company boasted in a press release.

In related documents, Capcom also declared the game to be "Japan's first million-seller of a third-party title for the Wii."

Overall, the popular series has now sold over 10 million copies across its various incarnations on PlayStation 2, PSP and Wii. Capcom plans to bring Monster Hunter 3 tri-, the series' first Wii exclusive entry, to North America and Europe by March 31, 2010.