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Monster Hunter World has shipped 20 million copies

Published: 14:29, 19 October 2021
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Capcom have officially announced that Monster Hunter: World and Iceborne have shipped 20 million copies worldwide on all platforms.

Monster Hunter: World continues to be Capcom's best selling game by a large margin. Today, the Japanese publisher announced that the game has reached another record-breaking milestone, shipping over 20 million copies worldwide. This also includes the shipments Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition.

Capcom say their promotion of digital sales over the last couple of years has enabled them to realise their long-term sales goals for their major titles like Monster Hunter. Other franchises like the horror Resident Evil have also reached massive sales milestones, the latest example is Resident Evil 7, a 2017 game that sold ten million copies since its launch.

The publisher proudly point out Monster Hunter World: Iceborne sales performance that led the game to achieve an all-time record for the Japanese company. 

"Capcom was able to propel the Monster Hunter series to global-brand status with a series-first worldwide simultaneous launch coupled with international promotional activities, establishing the game as Capcom's best-selling title of all time within a month of its release," Capcom write in their announcement.

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The most recent Monster Hunter: Rise has also launched successfully, selling over 7.5 million units on Nintendo Switch as of September 24, 2021. With the PC release also coming in January 2022, it's safe to say that sales will easily break the ten million mark. 

Source: Capcom

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