Monster Hunter: World Edges Closer to an Incredible 8 Million Sales

Monster Hunter: World Edges Closer to an Incredible 8 Million Sales

Capcom revealed all 86 of its million-sellers, and Monster Hunter: World is the King of the Mountain.

Capcom's been around for a little while (38 years, if you want to be precise about it), so it's had some time to develop a few games that subsequently sold over a million copies. It recently published a list of its 86 "Platinum Titles," and Monster Hunter: World comes in at an easy #1 with 7.9 million units sold.

These tallies were finalized on March 31, 2018, which makes Monster Hunter: World's numbers especially impressive since the game came out in January of this year. That means a game in a series that spent years as an obscure curiosity outside Japan sold nearly 8 million copies in three months. That's a big triumph for Capcom.

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Capcom's second biggest seller is 2009's Resident Evil 5, with 7.3 million copies sold. 2012's Resident Evil 6 follows with 7.1 million copies sold. The first "classic" million-seller in the list is 1993's Street Fighter II for the SNES with 6.3 million copies sold. 2017's Resident Evil 7 Biohazard rounds out the top 5 with 5.1 million units sold. The very last Platinum Title in 2006's Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition, which squeaks by at #86 with 1.0 million units sold.

Want to know where your favorite Capcom title sits on the venerable Platinum Hits perch? Take a look at Capcom's million-sellers for yourself. You can also check out our guides for Monster Hunter: World if you need some help taking your first steps, or you just want step-by-step instructions for beating up the game's most ferocious beasties.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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