It’s no secret that Monster Hunter: World has been doing extremely well since its launch in January this year. The game is nowhere close to being a year old but is already breaking records for developer Capcom. Following the release of the PC version on Steam, Capcom announces that the combined worldwide sales (including digital) of the game has surpassed 10 million units.
In spite of Monster Hunter: World being axed by the Chinese government a while ago, that hasn’t stopped the game’s massive momentum. In fact, the 10 million-unit milestone marks this game as the best-selling title in the company’s history. This outperforms Capcom’s other prominent franchises such as Resident Evil, Mega Man, and Street Fighter.
Monster Hunter: World first launched on 26th January 2018 to worldwide acclaim. The game was a long-awaited return to home consoles since the series’ first debut in 2004. Capcom then launched the game for the PC via Steam on 9th August 2018, which made it the biggest Steam launch of 2018 thus far.
Featuring cooperative gameplay focused around hunting giant monsters in fantastical biomes, the game became a big hit for newcomers and veterans alike. With the latest title shipping over 10 million units, this brings the series’ accumulated sales to 50 million as of 20th August 2018.
If you’re planning to start out or get back into the game, the Behemoth from Final Fantasy XIV was recently added to the game as a huntable monster. The time-limited Elder Dragon Kulve Taroth is also back with new weapons until 23rd August 2018, so better get started if you want to set yourself apart from everyone else.
Monster Hunter World is available now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.