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Monster Hunter: World is Capcom's best selling game of all time

Published: 14:56, 07 May 2019
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As part of their report for the fiscal year ending with 31 March 2019, Capcom revealed that Monster Hunter: World shipments have exceeded 12 million copies so far, making it their best selling game in the franchise and their entire offer.

Capcom pointed out that the climate hasn't been all that great, as the gaming "industry witnessed a slowdown in mobile games as well as steady yet uneven growth in the market for home video games due to market maturation trends".

Thankfully, this didn't seem to affect Monster Hunter: World, quite the contrary - it made its results even more impressive.

"In such an environment, Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which shook up the market last year, continued to report strong sales, with total shipments breaking 12 million units, marking a record high for any single title in the Company's history", they wrote.

We've had a similar situation in February 2019, when Capcom announced record results , again with Monster Hunter: World at the helm.

At the time, the number of shipments was at around 10 million, but the less-than-ideal market situation meant it's doing even better than numbers would suggest. 

As for the rest of Capcom's stable, Resident Evil 2 has shipped more than 4 million units, and we suppose that overtaking the original game, which stands at 4.96 million copies, will be a worthy milestone.

Last but not least is Devil May Cry 5, which has managed to ship 2 million units so far.

Overall, the company is pretty pleased with its performance, quite rightfully so. They're particularly excited over esports and the launching of the Capcom Street Fighter League Powered by Rage, which they claim is bringing back Street Fighter to its rightful place.

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Newzoo's recent report on top 25 gaming companies seems to agree with Capcom's assessments, and while the report saw the company placed in 25th place, it's still an amazing result considering the sort of company they found themselves in.

You can find Capcom's full financial report on the company's website here .

Monster Hunter World is not coming to Nintendo Switch

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The developers of MHW stated during the shareholder's meeting that the game won't be porting over to Switch. Capcom stated how the game can't be done on Switch and that the current focus is on the release of Monster Hunter World for PC.

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