Monster Hunter: World is its own monster in terms of sales.
Capcom recently announced that the open-world title is the highest selling game they’ve ever made. And it’s no mystery as to why the game is so popular either.
The Monster Hunter franchise has always been wildly popular, since the first Monster Hunter title released in 2004, the series has seen a cumulative sales of more than 48 million units worldwide as of March 5, 2018.
The really stunning thing is that these great sales figures aren’t the whole picture. Monster Hunter: World is still months away from a PC release later this year, and the game is already setting records. I look forward to it shattering more records later in 2018.
Monster Hunter: World is “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,” said Capcom in a news release.
In our review of Monster Hunter: World, we pointed to a variety of additions and finely tuned changes that make Monster Hunter: World a top-tier experience. The depth and complexity of the game’s mechanics create a great sense of immersion. And the overall experience of completing quests and grinding for gear is a joy to undertake.