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Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Units

Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Units - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 February 2018 / 7,272 Views

Capcom has announced shipment figures for Monster Hunter: World have hit five million units worldwide. This figure includes digital sales.


Here is an overview of the game:

Monster Hunter: World is the latest entry in the series and is the first new Monster Hunter title for home consoles in nine years. Players step into the role of a researcher, whose team travels to an unexplored, new continent and become hunters. This game offers significant innovations to the series, including seamless transitions between map areas as well as smooth, on-the-fly actions, displayed damage points dealt to monsters, and the ability to join mid-quest when playing online. What's more, in 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. 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. Capcom plans to support the sales growth of the title over the long term through a number of free downloadable updates, which will include additional monsters among other content.

Beginning in the spring of 2018 Capcom plans to hold qualifying events in seven areas across Japan leading up to the Monster Hunter: World Kariou Playoffs, which will determine the top hunter in the country. What's more, Capcom will roll out further cross-industry initiatives to increase long-term brand value and capture an even wider fan base, such as with a Hollywood film adaptation of the series and the Monster Hunter: The Real attraction currently running at Universal Studios Japan.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

Monster Hunter: World is out now worldwide for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and will launch for Windows PC in fall 2018.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Azuren (on 29 January 2018)

I've been thoroughly entertained by the coverage of this game. "It's a spin-off", and then it's confirmed to be a mainline series. "It's casual", and then confirmed it's just changes made to accommodate bigger maps. "Real MH will be on Switch", and then confirmed that MHXX won't make it stateside. "It'll never sell as well as the portable titles", and then it destroys every portable title's LT sales on FW.

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WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 29 January 2018)

Some people didn't want this game to be a big success. The dinner is served.

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StokedUp WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 29 January 2018)

By some people, you mean the Nintendo fans that had sour grapes over it jumping to a “rival” platform!?

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Azuren WhatATimeToBeAlive (on 29 January 2018)

Yes, those.

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ZODIARKrebirth (on 29 January 2018)

monster hunter is a monster;)

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Xen (on 30 January 2018)

Yet another time, congrats :D

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Medisti (on 29 January 2018)

I don't doubt it sold well, but just remember they also shipped an insane number of copies of Resident Evil 6 when it launched. Let's see what the actual sales figures are and see if they managed a full sell-through.

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Pinkie_pie Medisti (on 29 January 2018)

Resident 6 wasn't sold out at any retailer during launch week. Mhw reportedly been selling out at a lot of places. 5m shipped in 3 days is a huge success. Stop with the negativity.

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Medisti Medisti (on 29 January 2018)

Negativity? I was being realistic based on precious Capcom behavior. I don't see how "Let's see if the actual sales figures are that high" is negative. Cautious, but not negative.

And, unrelated to MH:W, RE6 sold a lot in the bargain bin after Capcom overshipped.

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Kwaidd (on 30 January 2018)

MH is such a great series of games. I've enjoyed countless hours of enjoyment hunting solo and online with others over the last few iterations. So glad to see it continuing to have positive growth.

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Mystro-Sama (on 29 January 2018)

I need to know how was sold exactly though.

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Azzanation (on 29 January 2018)

My GOTY so far. Good job Capcon for keeping this franchise alive. There on a roll.

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z101 (on 30 January 2018)

Cacpcom had overshipped several games in recent years that eventually sold disappointing, like Resident Evil or Street Fighter

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TheBraveGallade (on 29 January 2018)

Its shipped, not sold, though that matters little to capcom.

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