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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne hits big milestone in first week

Published: 07:48, 13 September 2019
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Monster Hunter: World Iceborne

It looks like Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is already a huge commercial success for the publisher Capcom. The company officially revealed that the action RPG's expansion managed to ship 2.5 million copies worldwide in its first week.

Capcom's action RPG Monster Hunter: World has been nothing but success for the publisher ever since its release back in January 2018. The game receives regular content updates and recently, the long-awaited expansion Iceborne also arrived, bringing a ton of new stuff including the new world, monsters, weapons and all sorts of neat features.

Of course, having such a healthy roadmap and content updates it's not surprising that the game is enjoyed by millions of players worldwide on all platforms. In fact, the latest numbers give us a clearer picture and show just how popular is Capcom's monster-slaying title.

According to the publisher, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne managed to ship 2.5 million copies following its release on 06 September 2019. Capcom confirm that this counts copies that are sold digitally on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as copies of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition, which is shipped to retailers and sold digitally. With PC release coming sometime in January 2020, it's expected that the number of shipped units rise even further.

Given that it adds a lot of new content, Iceborne's price is also a bit higher - the expansion costs $40 - which is another reason why Capcom will be delighted with the sales. 

Since its release, Monster Hunter: World managed to ship 13.1 million copies as of 30 June 2019, which makes it the most successful game in Capcom's history. The most recent survival horror Resident Evil 2 Remake is well behind in second with 7.5 million shipped copies.

As for the complete franchise, Monster Hunter recently passed 58 million copies, cementing its place as the most important game for Capcom.

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Anyway, it's been a great week for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Capcom, who probably plan to add a lot more content to the game, given that so many players are still in love with it.

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