Monster Hunter World hits new 14 million milestone
Game is Capcom’s best-selling title of all time
Monster Hunter World has shipped over 14 million copies, according to publisher Capcom.
The updated shipment milestone, which was announced on the game’s Japanese Twitter account, is up from 13.1 million units previously confirmed as of June 30, 2019.
Released in January 2018, Monster Hunter World is Capcom’s best-selling game of all-time.
A large expansion for the game titled Monster Hunter World: Iceborne released for PS4 and Xbox One on September 6.
The $40/£40 add-on, which is set for release on PC in January 2020, requires the base Monster Hunter: World game to play.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne shipped over 2.5 million units worldwide within about a week of its release, according to Capcom.
The company said the figure represented a “solid start” for the expansion and had helped the series surpass 58 million lifetime sales as of September 13, 2019.
We should find out whether the franchise has reached the 60 million sales mark when the publisher announces its latest set of financial results on October 29, or around then when it’s also expected to update its list of game series sales.
In terms of the popularity of its franchises, Monster Hunter is ahead of Street Fighter (43 million sales) and second only to Resident Evil (92 million sales).
Ryozo Tsujimoto, head of Capcom’s consumer games development division 2 and producer of the Monster Hunter series since 2007, has told VGC the publisher is “not giving up” on the idea of creating new original game series, despite its recent focus on core franchises like Resident Evil and Monster Hunter.