Monster Hunter World is officially Capcom’s biggest-selling game ever. It overcame “both linguistic and cultural barriers to delight approximately 7 million players worldwide. Since launch, the game “has shipped 7.5 million units, making it the best-selling title in company history”. In context, Resident Evil 5, the company’s biggest-selling game before Monster Hunter World, has shipped 7.3 million units as of December 2017.
Aiming for Perfection
Released in January 2018, Monster Hunter World enjoyed a whopping 90 metascore upon launch. Players from the Xbox One and Playstation 4 platforms continue to receive updates and extra quests, and Capcom promises to commit more content to satisfy fans’ expectations.
Fans of the older Monster Hunter games voiced their longing for a new game on Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch. Capcom expressed difficulty in porting Monster Hunter World to the Switch. This is because the hybrid console wasn’t even in production when game development started. However, developer Iron Galaxy Studios, through Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s (SIE) former Vice President of Publisher and Developer Relations Adam Boyes have expressed interest in porting the game.
On the other hand, Monster Hunter World’s PC port is yet to be announced.