Monday, March 5, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Becomes Capcom’s Best-Selling Game Ever

Capcom’s action role-playing Monster Hunter game series has released their sixth main installment Monster Hunter: World on January 26, 2018 and over a period of a month since its release, the game broke another record. The series debuted back in 2004 with sending players off to kill monsters across mythological territories. While hunting monsters and scavenging their remains is fun, the game brought more joys for the creators.

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Monster Hunter: World Becomes Capcom’s Best-Selling Game

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Not only Monster Hunter: World became one of the fastest-selling game on the history of developer Capcom but the game has now created another record by becoming Capcom’s best-selling video game ever. As off till now, the game has been shipped a whooping 7.5 million copies already and if the warming period is like that, the game is in for an undisputed long run. Digital downloads has also taken to accounts of that impressive number by Capcom.

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We must also include that those 7.5 million copies are not yet sold, they are just shipped. Another interesting fact we need to address is that this very impressive record was mounted from just the sales of PlayStation 4 and XBox One. Now, the game is still awaiting its PC release and if the console sales alone can do that, we sure can bet that there is more to come as it has done the unthinkable even before the chance to get released on all platforms.

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Although, developer/publisher Capcom is known for immensely successful video game series like Resident Evil and Street Fighter, looks like Monster Hunter: World is adding one more franchise to the list. The record for the company's best-selling game ever was previously held by survival horror game Resident Evil 5, which was sold 7.3 million copies worldwide. Monster Hunter: World did a fantastic job reaching out a broader Western audience while remaining true to the core.

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The PC version release of Monster Hunter: World seems to be dated later at some point of this year. Capcom initially ran grand promotional campaign worldwide to reach out to the fan-base of Japan and overseas markets. Apparently, film director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien Vs. Predator, Resident Evil) is involved in the pre-production of a Monster Hunter movie adaption on Capcom’s long-running series.