Monster Hunter World sells 2M copies on PC, passes 10M total
Monster Hunter World is a runaway success, especially here in the U.S. Since the PS4/Xbox/PC installment in the franchise was announced, some fans wondered if World could truly make the series popular in western markets when previous entries had made progress but not significant leaps in that area.
Fast forward to today, the week that the PC version of Monster Hunter World released on Steam and the game is the biggest Steam launch of 2018. Not only that it may be the most successful Japanese game on the service when all is said and done.
It looks like MHW has already sold over 2 million copies on PC if Steamspy is correct. That puts the game at over 10.3 million copies sold when combined with the 8.3M that Capcom reported back in June for PS4 and Xbox One.
I have been a fan of the series since Tri on the Wii and when 3 Ultimate was ported to Wii U I was a full-fledged Monster Hunter enthusiast. I wanted to believe that World would become the mythical Monster Hunter entry that saw mainstream success in the west but I kept my hopes in check.
Since World came out in January I have played the game with friends who I could never convince to try it on 3DS, Wii U or Wii. I have friends who play it on Xbox wishing it had cross platform play so our PS4 group could play together. I would have never believed this would happen and that the franchise would blow up in the way it has here in America before E3 2017.
Hopefully Capcom has a lot of future updates and content planned for World to keep these 10M+ players (like myself) engaged with the franchise.