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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

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,, 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.

Related articles

Xbox Series X Optimized Games Will Have Fast Fixes and More Quick Resume Support, Microsoft Says

Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.

PS5's Day and Date Launch in Japan Was a "Statement" of Sony's Commitment, Jim Ryan Says

Ryan, PlayStation's CEO, wants to push back on the idea that Sony shifted its attention away from Japanese games and gamers.

You may also like

What's Your Favorite Cyberpunk Game?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Which busted, broken future is your favorite to explore?

Why You Should be Skeptical of Rosy Video Game Industry Numbers

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | In the absence of very successful people saying very silly things, this week's column is (almost) all about the numbers

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Pushes Back Season One Launch and Warzone Debut

You'll still be leaving Verdansk for a new Cold War locale soon, just not *that* soon.

Persona 5 Strikers Leak Shows It's Finally Coming West Early Next Year

The Phantom Thieves are charging back into action.