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

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

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

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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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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