Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter World is now their best-selling game ever. They’ve shipped over 7.5 million units in the game; both in terms of physical copies and full-game digital downloads. When the PC version of Monster Hunter World comes out, those numbers are only going to get higher.
Even though it has been around for a long time, the Monster Hunter series has mostly seen success in Japan. Oh, it had a considerable number of followers elsewhere, as well, but it remained fairly niche. Monster Hunter World has absolutely obliterated that notion now. According to a new press release from Capcom (via Dualshockers), Monster Hunter World has become their best-selling game of all time. They’ve shipped over 7.5 million copies of the game. This takes into account both physical copies shipped to retailers, and full-game digital downloads.
And that’s just on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Later on in the year, probably in fall, Monster Hunter World will come out on PC. It’s safe to assume that this will give another huge boost to the sales numbers. We’ll have to wait and see exactly by how much, but likely several million. Either way, it will put Monster Hunter World even more ahead of the second best-selling Capcom game, Resident Evil 5, which has shipped 7.3 million copies.
First of all, yes, it’s sad that Resident Evil 5 is the second best-selling Capcom game, and it’s even sadder that Resident Evil 6 is the third. That being said, consider the fact that Capcom has been around since 1979. And they have some pretty huge franchises under their belt. The fact that Monster Hunter World has managed to beat them all is pretty impressive. And, considering that the game is still early in its life cycle, it’s going to pull way further ahead in the future.