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Monster Hunter XX

As was the case with Nintendo, Capcom reported its latest financial results today for the fiscal year ending in March. The company’s digital contents business experienced net sales of 58,704 million yen, up 11.7 percent year-over-year. On the other hand, operating income dropped 8.8 percent from last fiscal year, at 11,096 million yen. Net sales for Capcom’s entire business were 87,170 million yen for an increase of 13.2 percent year-over-year.

Capcom noted that Monster Hunter XX, which just shipped in Japan last month, “is off to a promising start”. Monster Hunter Generations (known as Monster Hunter X in Japan) also “achieved solid sales overseas”. The one disappointment in the series was the RPG Monster Hunter Stories – Capcom says it “underperformed.”

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As previously announced, Monster Hunter XX’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild collaboration has kicked off in Japan. 7-Eleven stores will be distributing the new content through the end of May. It encompasses special gear, quests, and more. Take a closer look at the collaboration below.

Monster Hunter XX’s new Detective Conan collaboration is live in Japan. To highlight the event, Capcom released a trailer, posted below.

Sailor Moon was one of many high profile collaborations added to the recently-released Monster Hunter XX. We have a good look at the quest and content with the footage below.

The first update for Monster Hunter XX is now available. Patch 1.1.0 fixes a certain weapon crafting bug and changes the way save data is processed; the latter is being done to circumvent a certain issue which prevents the SD card from being recognized by the game. This patch is required if you want to keep playing online.

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Monster Hunter XX launched in Japan on March 18, and had a big impact on the Japanese market. Overall software sales were 1,341,000 units during the week of March 13, which is 249.05 percent compared to the previous week. For hardware, 138,000 units were sold (105.3 percent compared to the previous week).

Monster Hunter XX itself sold 848,000 copies. The game’s success helped contribute to overall software sales surpassing one million units since Christmas week last year. 3DS sales also up 178.54 percent from last week.

However, Monster Hunter XX’s sales are 60 percent of the original base game (first week 1,488,000 copies, 91.84 percent sell-through) and Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (first week 1,446,000 copies, 85.40 percent sell-through). Monster Hunter XX’s sell-through rate is 72.39 percent, which is also ten points less than the former two, so Media Create says it may be considered as lacking for a Monster Hunter game.

Monster Hunter XX has finally launched in Japan, and Twitch streams have already begun. Head past the break for an archive containing four hours of footage.

As Monster Hunter XX launches in Japan, Capcom is revealing yet another collaboration for the game. A partnership with Gudetama – one of Sanrio’s characters – has been announced as DLC.

Like other collaborations, this has the usual content. Players can take on quest and receive equipment like armor and weapons that tie into Gudetama.

A trailer for the collaboration is posted below.

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Capcom published another pair of Monster Hunter XX commercials today. Both are a bit nontraditional, as they’re mainly served for promoting the game online and are on the lengthy side. You can watch them below.

The release date of Monster Hunter XX in Japan is fast approaching – in fact, it’s out this Saturday. Famitsu magazine did one last big feature on the game before its release, and while most of it is recapping old info, there are a couple of new pieces of info in there as well. Adam “Gaijinhunter” Evanko has kindly translated the new stuff.

First up, if you own save data from Monster Hunter Generations (presumably only the Japanese version), you can partially transfer that over to Monster Hunter XX. Here’s what will be carried over:

  • Story progress
  • Hunter rank up to rank 8 (you get to keep titles from higher ranks)
  • Name and looks of your character, although you are given the option of changing them once during the transfer process
  • All weapons, pieces of armor, items, palicoes, money
  • The “cleared” status for normal quests

And here’s what’s NOT carried over:

  • Everything that was in progress when you transferred, such as Hunters for hire currently out
  • UI settings and filters
  • Guild Card settings
  • Play time
  • Event quests and challenge quests

Famitsu also shared some information about two important breakthrough quests – you will want to hunt Congalala to access the high rank village and Diabolos to reach G rank.

There will also be a feature that lets you turn a max rank weapon into a G rank weapon, though further details weren’t mentioned.

Finally, a new feature will allow you to have convenient items such as pickaxes and rations delivered to you while you’re out on a quest. Also, the previously announced Sailor Moon collaboration will be available starting March 24th.

Head past the break for some screenshots that show off these new features, including the one that lets you keep the stats of gear while changing its appearance:

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