It has been a big year for Monster Hunter fans and for Capcom as a whole. Monster Hunter: World has managed to make waves this year with the ambitious, open world game managing to ship 10 million copies since it launched in late January. That number is huge for a series that was previously almost exclusively focused on Japanese audiences.
Part of that 10 million is due to the game’s successful port to PC which has helped Capcom achieve the staggering sales figure. In fact, Monster Hunter: World is Capcom’s best selling game ever, and by a considerable margin as well. It beats out the best selling games from the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, Mega Man and Devil May Cry franchises by over 2.5 million units – that’s insane.
“Monster Hunter: World, the best-selling title in company history, achieved this 10 million-unit milestone following the titles’ PC release on the globally accessible Steam platform, allowing the game to appeal to a wider fan base spread across a greater number of regions.”
Monster Hunter: World is a big budget release that was made to be as accessible and as global as possible. The game also reviewed very well, with our own writer stating that “there is so much beaming personality, so much attention to detail and such an incredible amount of depth in the gameplay systems that Monster Hunter: World is, for me, the best the franchise has ever produced”.
Undoubtedly Monster Hunter: World will continue to sell and be a powerhouse of a game. Who knows, maybe all of this attention will get Capcom to consider porting the game over to Nintendo Switch?