Shocker: Monster Hunter 3 ships over 1 million copies in Japan

Wait! You’re telling me Japan likes some monster hunter? Na!

“This is the first third party Wii game to have an initial shipment of over 1 million units in Japan. As a series, Monster Hunter has now surpassed 10 million units shipped.”

Not bad for a “Pay-to-Play” online title. The online features will cost Japanese gamers 800 Wii points for 30 days, 1,500 points for 60 days, and 2,000 points for a 90 day “Hunting Ticket”. North American/Europe online price points have not been confirmed. Capcom will be bringing the third console installment of the franchise to the United States in 2010.

Monster Hunter ‘Tri-‘ sits high up on my most anticipated Wii games list. How about you?

Capcom blog