Monster Hunter franchise sales hit 54 million

Series is Capcom’s second best-selling of all time

Capcom has announced updated sales figures for its game series and individual titles, with all figures below as of March 31, 2019.

The Monster Hunter franchise has reached 54 million sales, driven by the recent success of Monster Hunter: World, Capcom’s best-selling individual game of all time. The hit action role-playing title has now sold 12.4 million copies.

That puts it ahead of Resident Evil 5’s 7.5 million sales, Resident Evil 6’s 7.3 million sales, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard’s 6.4 million sales and Street Fighter II’s 6.3 million sales.

Resident Evil is the publisher’s top-selling franchise, having sold 91 million units since it launched in 1996.

Street Fighter is third in the all-time franchise list with 42 million sales, ahead of Mega Man with 35 million sales and Devil May Cry with 20 million sales.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is Capcom’s only major release planned in the current business year ending March 31, 2020.

The $40 add-on requires the base Monster Hunter: World game to play and will release on September 6, 2019 for PS4 and Xbox One. A PC release will follow in winter 2019.

Capcom also said this month that its proprietary RE Engine, which was used to develop Resident Evil 7, Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, puts the company in a position of strength going into the next console generation.

“While we are unable to comment on the specific number of titles or release windows, there are numerous titles currently being developed internally with the RE Engine,” said Capcom’s chief operating officer Haruhiro Tsujimoto.