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Monster Hunter Stories Sold Just 1/10 as Many Copies as Monster Hunter X at Launch

The weekly software and hardware sales numbers from Japan are in, courtesy of Media Create, and Capcom’s beloved Monster Hunter franchise is topping the charts once again. Monster Hunter Stories, a colorful, RPG-style spin-off to the core series, debuted at number one with over 140,000 units sold. While that might sound like a big number, it’s actually quite disappointing for Capcom, as last year’s Monster Hunter X sold 1.4 million units at launch, or ten copies for every one copy of Monster Hunter Stories sold at launch.

In hardware, PlayStation 4 topped the charts once again with over 31,000 units sold, while 3DS (along with 2DS and the various other models) sold just under 30,000, taking second place. No other hardware was able to move more than 10,000 units for the week. You can check out the full breakdown below!

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

  1. [3DS] Monster Hunter Stories (Capcom, 10/08/16) – 140,603 (New)
  2. [PS4] BlazBlue: Central Fiction (Arc System Works, 10/06/16) – 20,608 (New)
  3. [PS4] Persona 5 (Atlus, 09/15/16) – 13,169 (345,954)
  4. [3DS] Yo-kai Watch 3: Sushi / Tempura (Level-5, 07/16/16) – 12,423 (1,273,183)
  5. [PS4] FIFA 17 (EA, 09/29/16) – 11,547 (68,559)
  6. [PS3] BlazBlue: Central Fiction (Arc System Works, 10/06/16) – 9,674 (New)
  7. [Wii U] Minecraft: Wii U Edition (Mojang, 06/23/16) – 6,810 (144,629)
  8. [PSV] Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition (SIE, 03/19/15) – 5,714 (891,075)
  9. [PS3] Persona 5 (Atlus, 09/15/16) – 5,343 (100,353)
  10. [3DS] Puzzle & Dragons X: Kami no Shou / Ryuu no Shou (GungHo Online Entertainment, 07/28/16) – 5,246 (190,559)
  11. [PS4] Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami, 09/15/16) – 5,053 (95,628)
  12. [3DS] Kirby: Planet Robobot (Nintendo, 04/29/16) – 4,944 (449,076)
  13. [3DS] Dragon Ball Fusions (Bandai Namco, 08/04/16) – 4,138 (174,184)
  14. [PS4] Grand Theft Auto V (Low Price Version) (10/08/15) – 4,089 (173,240)
  15. [3DS] Chou Sentouchuu: Kyuukyoku no Shinobu to Battle Player Choujou Kessen (Bandai Namco, 09/15/16) – 3,720 (18,830)
  16. [PS3] FIFA 17 (EA, 09/29/16) – 3,558 (16,519)
  17. [PSV] Demon Gaze II (Kadokawa Games, 09/29/16) – 3,350 (17,322)
  18. [PSV] Norn9: Norn + Nonet Act Tune (Idea Factory, 10/06/16) – 3,505 (New)
  19. [3DS] Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire (Pokemon, 11/21/14) – 3,401 (2,906,837)
  20. [Wii U] Splatoon (Nintendo, 05/28/15) – 3,320 (1,479,181)

Hardware Sales (followed by last week’s sales)

  1. PlayStation 4 – 31,071 (36,251)
  2. New 3DS LL – 16,548 (13,701)
  3. 2DS – 9,421 (10,595)
  4. PlayStation Vita – 9,282 (9,357)
  5. New 3DS – 3,084 (2,655)
  6. Wii U – 2,545 (2,111)
  7. PlayStation 3 – 820 (907)
  8. 3DS – 449 (406)
  9. Xbox One – 90 (121)
  10. 3DS LL – 88 (67)

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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Monster Hunter Stories Scored a 35/40 From Famitsu

Capcom just recently brought Monster Hunter Generations to the West, but Japan has already received another spin-off entry in the popular series. Monster Hunter Stories features bright and colorful cartoon-style visuals and more traditional RPG elements than core games in the series, and it just launched in Japan. As usual, Japanese gaming publication Famitsu had four different editors review the game, and they were pretty impressed.

Monster Hunter Stories received three scores of 9 and one score of 8 from Famitsu for a total score of 35/40. The editors all believed it to be a smooth transition for the series, and they praised its world, story, and battle mechanics. There were few complaints, but two of the reviews noted annoying loading times.

Source: Nintendo Everything

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Nintendo 3DS Exclusive Monster Hunter Stories Gets a Colorful Combat Trailer

Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise has been growing in popularity with each new release, and the series looks to expand its audience even further with the launch of Monster Hunter Stories on October 8th. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS exclusive features more traditional RPG elements than the main series games, which means big changes to the battle mechanics. Capcom has released a new trailer for the colorful game, and it focuses on the new combat style. You can check it out by clicking above!

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Capcom Has Released the Opening Cinematic for Monster Hunter Stories on Nintendo 3DS

Capcom has been building hype for Monster Hunter Stories for a long time now, and the wait is almost over. The upcoming 3DS exclusive, which features more traditional RPG elements and colorful, toon-style visuals, is set to launch in Japan on October 8th. We’re still waiting on confirmation of a Western release (please?), but in the meantime, Capcom has just released the game’s exciting and beautiful opening cinematic. You can feast your eyes by clicking above!

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Monster Hunter Stories is Getting a Demo in Japan Tomorrow

Monster Hunter Generations recently launched in the West, but Japanese players are already gearing up for a new Monster Hunter game, and a very different one at that. Monster Hunter Stories features more traditional RPG elements than the core series and utilizes a colorful, cartoon art style. The upcoming 3DS exclusive launches in Japan on October 8th, and a free demo will be available on the eShop starting tomorrow.

The demo features a “Quest Mode” that includes part of the story, as well as a “Challenge Mode” where you can battle other riders. Playing the demo and keeping your save data will also unlock a special “Nabiru Costume” when the full game launches. Hopefully Capcom will announce localization plans for
Stories in the near future so that Western gamers can enjoy it as well!

Source: Games Talk (via Gematsu)

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Monster Hunter Stories Looks Beautiful in an Extensive New Trailer

Tokyo Game Show is in full swing in Japan, and Capcom is hyping up the Monster Hunter franchise. Earlier, they announced that Monster Hunter is getting a Hollywood movie, but that wasn’t the only news. Capcom also released an extensive new trailer for 3DS spin-off Monster Hunter Stories. The upcoming game features colorful, cartoon-style graphics and more traditional RPG elements than the main series games, and it looks absolutely beautiful in its latest trailer. You can feast your eyes by clicking above!

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A New Monster Hunter Stories Trailer Shows Off More of the Game’s Zelda Collaboration

We learned last week that Capcom’s upcoming Monster Hunter Stories would have crossover content from the Legend of Zelda series, and now they’ve released a new trailer that gives us another look at these extras. Alongside dressing up your own character as Link and wielding the Master Sword, your Felyne can don Majora’s Mask and you can get Epona as a mount. You’re even able to summon the Triforce! This trailer covers a lot of ground shown in the original reveal, but it also shows off more combat, the female Link costume, and more.

Check it out by clicking above!
Monster Hunter Stories releases in Japan later this year, and hopefully we’ll get news of a localized version soon. Would you like to see this Zelda content come with it to the West?

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Monster Hunter Stories is Getting Crossover Content from the Zelda Series

Nintendo Directs are always filled to the brim with information, and today’s was no exception. But not all Directs are created equal, with some holding special announcements based on which region they’re intended for. Today’s Japanese Direct was exactly like that, as Capcom took the stage for a bit to show off new content for Monster Hunter Stories, including a brand new collaboration with The Legend of Zelda series! Stories‘ main character will be able to dress up as Link, while your Palico can don Majora’s Mask, and Epona also shows up as a rideable companion. There’s even an appearance made by the Triforce!

Check out the footage from today’s Japanese Direct above! There’s no word on this collaboration coming to the West…but then, there’s no word on the game being localized at all yet. Hopefully that will change soon, however. Would you like to see Monster Hunter Stories come westward with this Zelda content?

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Monster Hunter Stories Looks Great in a Colorful New Trailer

Monster Hunter Generations recently launched to glowing reviews in the West, and it won’t be long until Capcom follows it up with another Monster Hunter spin-off. 3DS exclusive Monster Hunter Stories is set to launch in Japan on October 8th (no word on a Western release yet), bringing its own line of Amiibo. The colorful game features cartoon-style graphics and more traditional RPG elements than the main series games. A new trailer for Monster Hunter Stories was aired during the latest episode of Capcom TV, and you can check it out by clicking above!

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The Second Wave of Monster Hunter Stories Amiibo Has Been Revealed

Late this past May, it was revealed that the upcoming Monster Hunter Stories would be getting two waves of Amiibo figures that will unlock special monsters in-game. It was announced at the time that the first wave would consist of the protagonist and their companion, Nabiru. Nothing was known about the second wave at that time. However, Capcom has revealed the figures in this week’s Famitsu. Featuring a trio of Flying Wyverns from the previous Monster Hunter titles, fans will be able to acquire these figures starting December 8th, for a price of 1,800 yen each.

The figures, from left to right, are Qurupeco with Dan-senpai, Barioth with Ayuria, and Rathian with Cheval. In addition, Capcom has released a ton of new screenshots for Monster Hunter Stories, which you can find in the gallery below.

Source: Famitsu via Nintendo Everything (1, 2)

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Monster Hunter Stories is Getting a Special Edition and Exclusive Amiibo

Capcom’s upcoming 3DS title
Monster Hunter Stories is getting a limited edition that can now be preordered on the eCapcom Store. The premium edition includes the game, a 24-page art book, a copy of the soundtrack, and a Kizuna Stone necklace, all packaged together in a limited edition box. Capcom has a collection of Amiibo set to release alongside the game.

You can check out the full collection of images in the photo gallery. Will you be picking up
Monster Hunter Stories? Sound off in the comments.

Source: eCapcom Store

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Monster Hunter Stories is Getting Two Waves of Amiibo that Unlock Special Monsters

Capcom recently announced the release date for their upcoming Monster Hunter spin-off, Monster Hunter Stories. While no information is available on a Western release, Monster Hunter Stories will launch in Japan on October 8th. Alongside this launch, Monster Hunter Stories will get three brand-new Amiibo. Two of these figures (one for each gender) feature the protagonist riding the One-Eyed Rathalos, while the third is of the player’s companion, Nabiru. Using these Amiibo in-game will unlock unique monsters. If those three Amiibo weren’t enough, Capcom is working on plans to release a second set this winter.

Capcom also revealed some information on in-game costumes for Monster Hunter Stories. One of the costumes, a Rathalos outfit for Nabiru, will be included with limited quantities of the game. Having Monster Hunter Generations save data on your system will unlock a one-handed sword for the protagonist and a Dinovaldo costume for Nabiru. Nabiru is getting one more costume based on Pompompurin, a popular Sanrio character, while the protagonist is getting a costume and weapon based on musician DAIGO.

Source: 4Gamer (via Gematsu)

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Capcom Aims to Announce a Release Date for Monster Hunter Stories by the End of the Month

There’s been a lot of excitement about upcoming 3DS title Monster Hunter Generations recently, but that’s not the only Monster Hunter spin-off that Capcom is working on. Last year, they also announced a colorful new game called Monster Hunter Stories that features more traditional JRPG elements. We still don’t have even a Japanese release date for the 3DS exclusive, but that should be changing soon. Series producer Ryozo Tsujimoto recently announced on a talk show event that he hopes to be able to announce a release date by the end of the month. We’ll keep you up to date as the news breaks!

Source: Famitsu (via Nintendo Everything)

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Check Out Fifteen Minutes of Monster Hunter Stories Gameplay Footage

Monster Hunter X is coming to the West as Monster Hunter Generations this Summer, and Japan’s also getting Monster Hunter Stories sometime this year. The colorful, cartoon-style spin-off features more traditional JRPG gameplay than the main series. During Monster Hunter Festa 2016 back in January, Capcom showed off fifteen minutes of new footage of the hotly-anticipated 3DS game, and now they’ve finally made that footage available to the public. You can check it out by clicking above!

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Monster Hunter Stories Shines in a Colorful New Trailer

The Monster Hunter franchise has been immensely popular in Japan for years, and its global recognition increases with each new game. With the main series performing well, Capcom has been tweaking the formula to create spin-offs, and one that’s been drawing a lot of attention is Monster Hunter Stories. The upcoming 3DS game trades in the gritty visuals of the main series games for bright colors and a cartoon style. Capcom has released a new trailer for the more traditional JRPG, highlighting its adorable characters and gorgeous graphics. You can check it out by clicking above!

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Capcom Will Livestream Monster Hunter X and Monster Hunter Stories on November 4th

The Monster Hunter franchise continues to grow in popularity with each new release, and following Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate‘s immense success, Capcom is taking the series in some different directions with the action-focused Monster Hunter X and the more RPG-centric Monster Hunter Stories. Both of these spin-offs will be showcased in an upcoming livestream event on Capcom TV on November 4th at 8:00 PM Japan time. That’s 3:00 AM Pacific and 6:00 AM on the East coast.

Source: Perfectly Nintendo

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Watch the Full Monster Hunter Stories Stage Event Here, Including Direct Feed Footage

Capcom is giving Monster Hunter a cartoon-styled spin-off that features more traditional JRPG mechanics. We recently got to see some off-screen footage of Monster Hunter Stories from the Tokyo Game Show, but Capcom also held a live stage event for the game that included some great-looking direct feed gameplay. You can check out the full presentation by clicking above!

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Monster Hunter Stories Looks Great in This Off-Screen Footage

Capcom’s ever-popular Monster Hunter franchise is getting a new style and a new look with Monster Hunter Stories. The upcoming 3DS game (which will receive an anime as well) features a bright, cartoon-esque graphics style, lots of humor and charm, and more traditional JRPG elements than the main series games that spawned it. If you’d like to see how all of this comes together, we have fourteen minutes of off-screen footage of the game from Tokyo Game Show. Click above to check it out!

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Monster Hunter Stories is Getting an Anime, Two New Trailers Released

Monster Hunter Stories, a spin-off from Capcom’s popular series that features a more traditional JRPG style and carton-style graphics, is getting an anime! The game’s not out yet, but Capcom has already announced that the anime will hit Fuji TV in Japan next year. Additionally, two new trailers were released for the upcoming game at the Tokyo Game Show. You can check them both out by clicking above!

Source: Gaijinhunter

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Ace Attorney is Getting an Anime Series Next Year

Capcom’s Ace Attorney, a longstanding well-loved game series, is getting an anime. This was announced today at the Tokyo Game Show. We don’t have many details yet, but we do know that it is slated to premiere in April 2016 in Japan. Another of Capcom’s games, Monster Hunter Stories, is also getting an anime.

Are you glad that
Ace Attorney is getting an anime? Are there any other game series you would want to see animated? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nintendo Dream (via Nintendo Everything)

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