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Monster Hunter: World Crosses 6 Million Shipped, Setting Capcom Records

The expansion of Monster Hunter to a new audience seems to have worked.

News by Mike Williams, .

Capcom announced today that Monster Hunter: World has shipped 6 million copies on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide. That number includes physical shipments and digital sales. Those shipments put World well ahead of the previous best-selling Monster Hunter, Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (Monster Hunter Portable 3rd in Japan) for PlayStation Portable, which sold 4.9 million units.

"After garnering critical acclaim from the international press and delighting players the world over, Monster Hunter: World has shipped 6 million units, becoming the fastest Capcom title to reach this milestone in company history," said Capcom in its announcement.

This is good news for Capcom, as other recent titles like Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Dead Rising 4 did not perform as well as the company would've hoped. The underperformance of those games was blunted by the strong performance of Resident Evil 7, Monster Hunter XX on Switch, and Ultra Street Fighter II.

In order to build on Monster Hunter fever, Capcom has already added new event quests to the game, but there's more events planned in Japan. Spring 2018 sees the beginning of the Monster Hunter: World Kariou Playoffs, determining who is the best Monster Hunter in Capcom's domestic region. The Monster Hunter film adaptation from Resident Evil series director Paul W. S. Anderson is also scheduled to begin production this year.

Monster Hunter: World is currently out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be launching in Fall 2018.

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  • Avatar for moochan #1 moochan 9 months ago
    Why is the PC version coming out so late? I so want to play you Monster Hunter World but Capcom won't let me. Glad everyone seem to be loving it even with the weird online thing. They really need to start getting western online developers to help with understanding how to properly do online. I mean Nintendo had to hire DeNA to help with online on phones which is insane for a company as big as Nintendo.
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #2 TheWildCard 9 months ago
    Good to see a really good game get rewarded by expanding it's audience. It made a believer out of me!
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  • Avatar for VotesForCows #3 VotesForCows 9 months ago
    Glad for Capcom - I like most of their games so it's good to see them do well.
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  • Avatar for Jinqs #4 Jinqs 9 months ago
    @moochan I was disappointed by the delay of the PC version as well, but I took the plunge on the PS4 version anyway. With the myriad of issues they have had just getting the Xbox version working, I am content to give them a little more time to make sure MHW on PC is in a good spot.

    It's worth the wait (I'll be getting the PC version when it comes out as well).
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