After launching this year on January 26th, Monster Hunter: World has sold 7.5 million copies, making it Capcom’s best-selling game ever.
That’s a tall order when you consider the company it’s clawing to the top of: Resident Evil, Devil May Cry, Mega Man, Street Fighter. That is just for consoles as well; it hasn’t even launched on PC yet – that release is set for later this year (Q3-4).
After a strong start in the UK, the game continued to pick up momentum. It leapfrogged previous record-holder Resident Evil 5, which sold 7.3 million – and that is as of December 2017, meaning Monster Hunter: World has worked quickly as well.
The information comes from a Capcom press release, in which the company states:
“Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and overall grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 48 million units worldwide as of March 5, 2018.”
The series hasn’t been as successful in the west as it is in Japan, but with World, that has changed. The game has received wide praise for its pairing back Monster Hunter’s usually intricate design, and for presenting players with a larger, more open game world with which to explore.