Monster Hunter: World Is One of The Franchises’ Best-Selling Entries
Monster Hunter: World is off to a strong start so far. Capcom has announced that in the weeks following the game’s release, it has sold roughly six million copies worldwide. That makes it the strongest launch the series has seen so far. In addition, it has reached the six million mark faster than any Capcom game in the company’s history. These sales figures include both physical and digital copies of the game.
There are a couple of reasons for the game’s success. The first is the simple fact that the game released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Both of these consoles have a larger install base than the Nintendo 3DS which served as the series home in previous entries. Naturally, a larger install base led to more sales.
The second reason for the game’s success likely has to do with the design choices made by Capcom. While the Monster Hunter series has been relatively successful, it has always been a bit of a niche franchise. The series’ punishing gameplay earned it a hardcore reputation, but Monster Hunter: World is a bit more accessible. While some of the series’ longtime fans might be turned off by this decision, it has clearly paid off for Capcom.
Overall, the latest entry in the franchise has proven to be a hit for Capcom. Prior to Monster Hunter World’s release, we had not seen a console release for a Monster Hunter game in nearly a decade. However, given this one’s success, we would be surprised if we don’t see a sequel released within a few years’ time.
Monster Hunter: World is currently available on the Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 for $60. A PC version of the game is expected to come later this year. However, Nintendo fans may be out of luck as Capcom has not announced a Switch version.
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