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Monster Hunter XX sold 848,467 copies in its first week on sale on Japan. In comparison, Monster Hunter X sold 1,488,367 copes in its first week in the region, while Monster Hunter 4G sold 1,446,289 copies during its debut week. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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Maybe it’s time to end the 3DS exclusivity of Monster Hunter.