Sharp-toothed adventurer Monster Hunter: World has shipped five million copies globally in just three days, Capcom announced this morning. The figure includes the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game and tracks both digital and physical sales.

This marks a new franchise milestone for the number of copies shifted during a three-day period, and brings worldwide sales of the Monster Hunter series to 45 million as of January 28.

In related news, the publisher has confirmed that it will be looking to name the best 'hunter' in Japan, with qualifying sessions across seven areas in the country kicking off this Spring for the Monster Hunter: World Kariou Playoffs. 

'What's more, Capcom will roll out further cross-industry initiatives to increase long-term brand value and capture an even wider fan base, such as with a Hollywood film adaptation of the series and the Monster Hunter: The Real attraction currently running at Universal Studios Japan,' the company added.

Monster Hunter: World will be hitting the PC later this year, although there's currently no Switch version in the pipeline. Despite some matchmaking issues on Xbox One, the game's launch has so far been a great success, with World topping the UK All Format Chart despite some stiff competition. 

Alice gave a big thumbs up to Monster Hunter: World in her review, so be sure to give it a read if you're still making up your mind on joining the hunt.