After a successful launch last January, Capcom has now confirmed that Monster Hunter: World is now the company’s best selling game in its 38-year history. The latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise overtook previous records of games like Resident Evil, Mega Man, Street Fighter, and Dead Rising.
In a recent announcement, Capcom revealed that the game has now shipped a total of 7.5 million copies worldwide. This number incorporates sales from digital downloads and physical units sold to game retailers. Since the game was just launched by the end of January this year, Monster Hunter: World was able to reach 7.5 million copies in just five weeks, a big achievement for a game to conquer.
Furthermore, the team behind Monster Hunter is now extremely busy in working on the PC version of the game. Currently, Capcom is planning to release this version sometime between autumn of 2018.
In an interview given by one the producers of Monster Hunter: World, Ryozo Tsujimoto explained that the reason for the delay of the PC version is that, this will be the team’s first attempt to release a PC port under the Monster Hunter franchise. Furthermore, Tsujimoto revealed that they are committed to ensure that they get it right and that the game will be optimized for PC rather than a poor port of the console version. Tsujimoto further explained that bringing the game to PC would entail extra work for the team:
“There’s extra work you need for PC as well. On console you use first party matchmaking, you just kind of plug into it, whether its PSN or Xbox Love, but on PC we’re going to have to work more to get our own matchmaking working. So, hopefully, PC users won’t mind waiting a little bit longer for us to bring you a really great optimised PC experience.”
You can check out more details on Tsujimoto's insights on the PC version here. If you still haven’t decided whether to get the game, well you should, don’t forget to check our review of Monster Hunter: World, where we explained how Capcom was able to balance the game to be friendly to newcomers to the franchise, but at the same time, retain the core principles that veteran players expect from the series.
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