Capcom has just announced via press-release that Monster Hunter World has shipped 5 Million units (including the digital sales) worldwide in the first 3 days following release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is a great feat considering the fact that the Xbox One version of Monster Hunter World is available only in North America and Europe, and the Monster Hunter World is the first Monster Hunter game for home consoles in 9 years.
The press release further added that the cumulative sales of Monster Hunter series as of January 28, 2018, has crossed 45 Million units. The first game in the Monster Hunter franchise was released way back in 2004 i.e. 14 years ago.
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In addition to this, Capcom also detailed what the future lies ahead for Monster Hunter World. “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.”
So there you have it folks – Capcom has a lot of things planned for the 5 Million (and counting) Monster Hunter World player-base.