Monster Hunter: World has shipped out a staggering 5 million copies within the first 3 days of its release. Capcom has announced the figure, which is a combination of both physical and digital copies.
While the actual number of sold copies should be lower than the 5 million mark, this is an immensely promising start considering the game took a chance with releasing free demos of the game. Releasing a game demo is very risky for video games, as a wrong turn can potentially turn away a good number of possible consumers, but it’s a risk that has paid well for Monster Hunter: World.
This number sits very well with Hirokazu Hamamura, a Japanese gaming industry veteran, who predicted that Monster Hunter: World will sell 10 million copies worldwide. That is, in fact, already sitting in the middle and with the PC release not even being released.
Not to worry if you’re part of the PC Master race though, Capcom has promised a few free post-release monsters and other content. As for Switch users, sorry, but Capcom has not confirmed any plans to release the game on Nintendo console as of yet.
Boasting the highest sales numbers of any title from the franchise, Monster Hunter: World is currently sitting at #1 on the UK charts. It is also the first game to be released on a console, that isn’t Nintendo, since the PSP and the PlayStation 2 titles. This might be one of the reasons why it’s selling so well, it’s the first time that Capcom is catering to a wider range of audience.
For those who were lucky enough to pre-order a copy, you’ll be able to enjoy the following freebies:
Origin Armor set – Gives higher defense and gathering skills
Fair Wind Charm – Increases the player’s attack power
There’s also the Digital Deluxe Edition that includes a Samurai Skin, two sticker sets and three gestures, plus additional face paint and hairstyle options. These exclusives are the same for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, but the latter will receive an additional set of 14 weapon-themed PSN avatars.
If you didn’t manage to snag a deluxe edition, no worries! All of these items will be available for purchase on PSN and Xbox Live.
For the really hardcore fans of the game, there’s the Collector’s Edition. This one includes a hardcover art book, Nergigante’s statue, a code for the digital soundtrack, plus a voucher for item customization all neatly packed with a physical copy of the game.
Monster Hunter: World went live on January 26, 2018. If you haven’t already, go and get a copy now!