We’ve already reported numerous times just how successful Monster Hunter World has been for Capcom’s bottom line, but I doubt anyone could have predicted this. Capcom has now announced that the Monster Hunter World sales numbers are now at over 7.5 million units shipped (including digital sales), and counting!
In addition to that impressive number, Capcom has also mentioned that Monster Hunter World is now the best-selling title in company history! Besting entries from notable games such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter and more.
The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has sparked a social phenomenon known as the “Monster Hunter Craze” by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and overall grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 48 million units worldwide as of March 5, 2018.
Monster Hunter: World is the latest entry in the series, and the first new Monster Hunter title for home consoles in nine years. It is also the first title in the series to be given a global simultaneous launch, and was given an ambitious worldwide promotional campaign in order to further build upon its fan base both in Japan and in markets overseas. As a result, Monster Hunter: World has overcome both linguistic and cultural barriers to delight approximately 7 million players worldwide, and has shipped 7.5 million units, making it the best-selling title in company history.
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