In a press release by Capcom today, it was revealed that Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate for Nintendo 3DS has shipped one million units over retail and digital since its release in North America and Europe on February 13th, 2015.
Now, I’m new to press releases, in fact, this is my first one actually getting one sent to me, but Capcom says shipped instead of sold. The reason that concerns me is that when a company says they’ve shipped that many, that means that’s how many copies they’ve sent out to retailers. Now, it is curious that Capcom includes digital as part of this ship number, as quantities of digital copies will be sold out, because you’re downloading a file to your system, not buying a box.
Either way, I don’t think companies like Capcom understand what we want to hear when it comes to how a title is performing on the market. All ship numbers are is how much demand there is, not how many copies have been sold.
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