Monday, March 5, 2018

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

Capcom has recently revealed action RPG game Monster Hunter: World to be their best-selling video game ever.

Recent addition to 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 release, it broke a sales record.

Debuting back in 2004, MH series sent off players to kill menacing monsters across various mythological territories. While hunting and scavenging was relatively fun, the game has brought more joys for its creators than many players.

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

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Not only MH: World has become one of the fastest-selling games of their sales history throughout years but most recently, it has created another impressive record of being Capcom's best-selling video game of all time.

As off till now, the game has been shipped a whooping 7.5 million copies already and if they can keep up this flow, Monster Hunter: World is in for a long run. Aside from physical copies, digital downloads are also taken into accounts by publisher.

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One more specification to add is that those 7.5 million copies are not sold yet, they are just shipped over to. This very impressive sales record was mounted from just off the sales from PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles alone.

Now, the game is still awaiting its PC version release and if its console sales alone can do that, we sure can bet that there are more numbers to count as it has done the unthinkable even before the chance to get released on all platforms.

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Although, Japanese video game company Capcom is mostly known for immensely successful series like Devil May Cry, Resident Evil and Street Fighter, looks like Monster Hunter: World is adding one more franchise to that elite list.

Record for best-selling Capcom game ever was previously held by survival horror game Resident Evil 5, which sold 7.3 million copies worldwide. Monster Hunter: World did a great job reaching out a broader Western audience through its unique concept.

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Apparently, director Paul W.S. Anderson (Alien Vs. Predator, Resident Evil) is currently involved in pre-production of an upcoming live-action Monster Hunter movie adaption on Capcom's long-running fantasy action RPG series.

PC version release of Monster Hunter: World seems to be dated for later at some point of this year. Capcom initially ran massive promotional campaign worldwide to reach out to a huge fan-base from Japan and overseas markets.