The numbers are in for Capcom’s recent release of Monster Hunter: World and they could not be anymore impressive. The publisher reports that the title has shipped 7.5 million units worldwide and boasts a player-base of 7 million. At the time of writing, sold-through data is unclear as the 7.5 million number solely represents copies shipped to stores, not the amount sold to costumers. However, 7 million players suggests Monster Hunter: World’s sales are at least hovering around that mark.
In a press release (via Polygon), Capcom notes,
Monster Hunter: World marks “the first title in the series to be given a global simultaneous launch, and was given an ambitious worldwide promotional campaign in order to further build upon its fan base both in Japan and in markets overseas.”
These details also bring news of Monster Hunter: World becoming Capcom’s best-selling title in history, surpassing the sales of entries in Street Fighter, Resident Evil, Dead Rising, Devil May Cry and more. This feat especially impresses when considering the game has only been on the market since January 26 of this year. Additionally of note is World’s not having launched on PC yet; the game hits the platform on an unspecified date this fall. Undoubtedly, sales will continue to increase exponentially.
Monster Hunter: World is currently available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.