Capcom's announced that Monster Hunter: World has shipped 7.5 million copies worldwide, making it the company's best-selling game of all time. The figure also includes digital download sales for the PS4 and Xbox One action-adventure game, which launched back in January.
While the figure is impressive alone, it's even more of a big deal just considering Monster Hunter has pretty much been a niche title in the west all these years. The fact Capcom has not only managed to bring it into mainstream territory with the latest game, but also have the title become its best-selling ever game, is pretty damn mind-blowing.
Prior to Monster Hunter: World, Capcom's biggest game was Resident Evil 5, which as of September 2017 moved 7.2 million copies globally. However, it's worth noting that if you take into account sales of the Gold Edition and current-gen re-releases, then the game has sold over 11 million copies. Not that we're trying to take the wind out of Monster Hunter: World's sales, mind.
The Monster Hunter franchise has now sold 48 million units worldwide, a figure which is sure to grow further with the release of the PC edition of Monster Hunter: World later this year.