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.
"[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.