Capcom announced Monster Hunter: World has shipped over 7.5 million units worldwide, making it the best selling game in Capcom’s history.
According to a press release, Monster Hunter: World outdid Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry.
“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.”
The PC version of the game has yet to be released, so Monster Hunter: World’s achievement is breaking records even before its become available on all platforms. This number only includes the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game.
Capcom’s previous bestseller was Resident Evil 5, which had shipped 7.3 million copies as of December 2017.
Monster Hunter: World had previously become the fastest-selling game in Capcom’s history, but this achievement easily outshines it. Monster Hunter: World has done an excellent job at attracting a wider audience and it’s reviews certainly show. Considering this is the first time in over nine years Monster Hunter has been on consoles, it’s no surprise that anyone interested in the series would find this as the perfect opportunity to join in on all the fun.
Monster Hunter: World is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will see a PC release later this fall.
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