Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Units Worldwide

Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Units Worldwide

It's your world. Your Monster Hunter: World.

Monster Hunter: World is a hit, both inside and outside Japan's borders. It took a while for North America and Europe to latch onto the monster-slaying series, but Capcom's persistence (and persistence from the early games' small but dedicated fanbase) are paying off.

Earlier today, Capcom Japan released a press statement noting Monster Hunter World has shipped 5 million copies worldwide, including digital purchases, and it noted the growing audience outside Japan is a notable reason for those numbers.

"Upon hours of analysis I have determined this thing is dead."

"[I]n order to further build upon its fan base both in Japan and in markets overseas, this is the first title in the series to be given a global simultaneous launch," the press statement reads. "As a result, Monster Hunter: World has shipped 5 million units, the largest shipment a title in this series has achieved in the first three days following release."

Well, I spent the weekend getting my ass kicked across the Ancient Forest by a belligerent Anjanath, so count me amongst those numbers, I guess.

The statement also notes the numbers are for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (the Xbox One version of the game is available in North America and Europe only). Monster Hunter: World won't hit the PC until fall of this year.

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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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