Monster Hunter: World Ships 5 Million Copies, Sets Franchise Records

Monster Hunter: World may have only just launched on Friday, January 26, but the latest game in the Monster Hunter has already broken a franchise record.

The Monster Hunter series began in 2004 as a small title with a dedicated fanbase. Over the past fourteen years, Capcom has steadily grown that fanbase over various entries across multiple platforms. The franchise has grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 45 million units worldwide. Part of those sales are thanks to the stunning success of Monster Hunter: World.

Today, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World, which launched January 26 on PS4 and Xbox One, has shipped five million, a figure that includes both physical and digital sales. This impressive figure sets a franchise record for most shipped units in three days, and the sales figure is likely to increase once the PC version launches at a later date.

It helps that Monster Hunter: World is a fantastic game filled with plenty of content for players to engage with. World puts players in the shoes of a researcher whose team arrive on an unexplored continent and become hunters. Featuring significant innovations to the series, Monster Hunter: World does much to bring in new players and cater to longtime fans. Capcom plans on supporting the game long-term with free downloadable content.