Monster Hunter World passes six million unit milestone

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Monster Hunter World has passed the six million unit-sales mark, making it Capcom’s fastest-ever game to that milestone.

With Capcom announcing that the popular open-world action-RPG achieved that sales figure by February 9 2018, having only gone on sale on January 26 (the figure includes digital sales), it represents just a fortnight in the shops.

By any standards, that makes the title a smash-hit, and Monster Hunter World’s success brings the cumulative number of Monster Hunter games sold to an impressive 46 million units. And it’s worth bearing in mind that the vast majority of the sales of previous Monster Hunter games were achieved in Japan.

With Monster Hunter World, the first Monster Hunter game developed from the ground up for more than one console (previously, Monster Hunter games appeared mainly on Nintendo handhelds, although some were ported to Nintendo consoles), it appears that Capcom’s desire to take the franchise from a Japanese cult to a worldwide success has been fulfilled.