Monster Hunter: World marks the long-running franchise’s return to home consoles, and it seems like it’s paying off really well for Capcom. According to the company, World shipped 7.5 million copies, making it Capcom’s best selling title yet.
What’s particularly impressive about this is the fact that World was only released at the end of January; the game managed to reach this milestone merely five weeks since it was released. To put this into context, Capcom’s previously best seller was 2009’s Resident Evil 5, which sold 7.3 million copies as of December 2017.
Currently, Monster Hunter: World is only available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version, on the other hand, is only expected to be released sometime in autumn 2018. Once it’s released on PC, we imagine sales of the game will pick up even more.
In comparison to previous titles in the franchise, World is much more accessible to new players. The controls have been revamped, hunts now happen in an open world environment, and it is without a doubt the best-looking Monster Hunter game yet.
If you’d like to learn more about Monster Hunter: World, check out our hands on with the game right here.