Monster Hunter: World Tops 20 Million Shipments and Copies Sold

Monster Hunter: World Tops 20 Million

Capcom has announced Monster Hunter: World tops 20 million shipments and copies sold, a new milestone since the games 2018 release.

While the news that Monster Hunter: World tops 20 million shipments and copies sold, the most recent milestone for the game was 17.1 million units shipped and sold back in May of this year.

Here’s the full statement from Capcom regarding the new record:

In recent years, Capcom’s promotion of digital sales has enabled it to realize long-term, global sales for its major titles. With the January 2018 release of Monster Hunter: World in particular, Capcom was able to propel the Monster Hunter series to global-brand status with a series-first worldwide simultaneous launch coupled with international promotional activities, establishing the game as Capcom’s best-selling title of all time within a month of its release and being honored with awards the world over. In the more than three years since the game’s release, in addition to promoting digital sales, Capcom also launched Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Iceborne, below), a massive premium expansion for the game, as well as a bundle containing both titles, capitalizing on synergies with Iceborne and resulting in prolonged sales that led Monster Hunter: World to achieve a Capcom all-time record of 20 million units shipped.

Also in the Monster Hunter series is Monster Hunter Rise, which has sold a cumulative 7.5 million units on Nintendo Switch™ (as of September 24, 2021). This title will also be released for PC (Steam) on January 13, 2022*, a demo version of which was released on October 14*. Moreover, Capcom aims to further grow the brand by actively promoting the series overall, including with Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a massive premium expansion for this title, which is scheduled for launch in summer of 2022.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

Monster Hunter World is available for Windows PC (via GamersGate, and Steam), PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you can find our review here. We highly recommend it! In fact we liked it so much, we named it our game of the year for 2018!



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