Capcom has announced they’ve sold 5 million copies of Monster Hunter World on PS4 and Xbox One worldwide.
The game launched on January 26, 2018 in major regions around the world. At 5 million copies, Monster Hunter World has become the bestselling Monster Hunter title at launch, surpassing titles such as Monster Hunter XX for Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, and Monster Hunter Generations.
Unlike its predecessors, Capcom took on a new formula for Monster Hunter World, making the game easier for beginners and implementing an open world concept. The company doesn’t have any plans to bring Monster Hunter World to Nintendo Switch yet, but if they do so, we expect it to sell many million more copies in the future.
Monster Hunter World is also the first mainline Monster Hunter title to return to PS4 and Xbox One after a long break, as Capcom focused its mainline efforts on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U in the last few years.