Monster Hunter: World has been released just a week ago on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and, even before its launch on PC, the game is a huge success. As Capcom announced today, the latest addition to the Monster Hunter franchise has sold 5 million retail and digital copies worldwide and that is, in only 3 days.
The opening days for Monster Hunter: World has been incredibly successful, with the game becoming a console hit in just a matter of hours. Overall, the Monster Hunter franchise has sold, with cumulative sales, more than 45 million units worldwide as of January 28, 2018. The newest addition makes that success even greater by selling 5 million units in just three days, both in retail and digital sales, setting a new record for the franchise. The press release reads:
The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. The series has sparked a social phenomenon known as the “Monster Hunter Craze” by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on hunting monsters with their friends. Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and overall grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 45 million units worldwide as of January 28, 2018.
Capcom has also announced that they will continue supporting the title by bringing a Monster Hunter movie to the big screen, holding a tournament for the game to determine the world’s top hunter and will plan a series of updates with new downloadable content for the game:
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.
Monster Hunter: World is currently available on Playstation 4 and Xbox One (in Europe and North America), with its release on PC coming later this year.