Forums - Sales Discussion - Monster Hunter World ships 15 Million; Iceborne expansion ships four million

Link: http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e200115.html



Press Release:

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne , the massive expansion for Monster Hunter: World for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One * 1 family of devices, including Xbox One X, and PC has shipped over 4 million units * 2 worldwide.

The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment.Beginning with the first title in 2004, the series established a new genre in which players cooperate to hunt ferocious monsters with their friends, growing into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 61 million units as of January 15, 2020. With Monster Hunter: World ( MH: W) (released in January 2018), Capcom has continued to enhance the series' global brand value by promoting existing user engagement through regular updates while encouraging lapsed players to return and newcomers to join with free weapons and armor useful for completing the game's story, driving shipments of the game to 15 million units as of January 2, 2020—the first title in Capcom's history to achieve this record-high.

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne ( MHW: I ) is a massive premium expansion for MH: W .The game features a full narrative experience that continues from the ending of MH: W , as well as a vast new area, new monsters, a new difficulty level and a new player mechanic. MHW : I achieved 4 million units shipped as a result of the titles' January 9 PC release on the globally accessible Steam platform, allowing the game to appeal to a wider fan base spread across a greater number of regions, combined with sales of the home console version of the game released in September 2019.

Moving forward, Capcom plans to carry out a number of initiatives to build excitement for the series across a wider audience, including the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne XR Walk attraction, which is scheduled to run at Universal Studios Japan starting in March 2020, as well as the first Hollywood film adaptation of the Monster Hunter series.

Capcom remains firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all stakeholders by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

* 1 Xbox One version available in North America and Europe only

* 2 Includes Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (digital sales) and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (physical shipments and digital sales).


Note: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition contains the Monster Hunter: World base game and the massive expansion Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
These numbers are up from 13.1 million shipped for MH and 2.5 million shipped for MH:I back on September 6th 2019.  Shows no signs of slowing down!


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What a great payoff for taking the series in a new direction. Capcom's best selling title to date!



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Look Train Wreck i don't know you in real life and i believe you if you tell me you are an amazing person, but the next time you write 4.000.000 as "four million" i'm gonna punch you in the stomach.

(i'm joking mod don't kill me :p)

Amazing numbers, one the biggest success of this generation by far.



2020 predictions: NSW 25m, PS5 6m, XSX 4.5m, PS4 9m, XB1 3m

In December 2019 i predicted 21m Switch, but that was before COVID, obvius increased my predictions.

Great to hear.
I was one of the players who waited a couple of months before getting the original MHW. And I'll do the same with Iceborne. But I will get it soon-ish.

The start of 2020 is pretty packed for me though. Finishing up KH3, and should be done by the time Re:Mind is out.
Then there's DBZ: Kakarot, Persona 5 Scramble, Resident Evil 3, Persona 5 Royal, and Final Fantasy 7. And then in May there's NiOh 2 and Granblue Fantasy Versus.

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MHW (And Iceborne) is, if im not mistaken, the game I've invested the most hours of this entire generation. I absolutely love this franchise and Im very happy is doing so well and its finally breaking through in the western market. Hopefully future releases can emulate this kind of success.



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Previous game sales... 

I guess we can look forward to Monster Hunter World 2 on PS5/XBX.

Selling over triple the previous best in the series, absolutely insane.



Remember back when alot here were saying "this isnt on a nintendo handheld, it wont sell over 1mil units"

Alot of people (more than not) here doomed it because of this.
It just goes to show, a good game is a good game no matter where it is.
And that it was the right choice to move it away, from old dated consoles that where holding it back.

Its overhaul and improved gameplay and world, resulted in the highest sales in the series ever.
(which is fitting since its the best MH game ever made)



I’m glad it did well, but good god am I hoping for the next mainline game to also come to Switch. Really hope they put money into having someone port it especially since a “World 2” could make a ton of money. Even if we don’t get that, and Switch gets MH5, I’d be happy with that too



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Paatar said:
I’m glad it did well, but good god am I hoping for the next mainline game to also come to Switch. Really hope they put money into having someone port it especially since a “World 2” could make a ton of money. Even if we don’t get that, and Switch gets MH5, I’d be happy with that too

Size wise (with compression) (32GB carts), and cpu wise... the Switch should be able to run a Scaled down / back version of MHW.
The lack of loading screens, and ram size, and data streaming might give it issues though (I have no idea).

I think MHW2 will be designed around the PS5/XB2.
That might be harder to get running on the Switch.

"Even if we don’t get that, and Switch gets MH5, I’d be happy with that"
They said that MHW is the offical line of MH, so its the 5th mainline of the games.



JRPGfan said:
Paatar said:
I’m glad it did well, but good god am I hoping for the next mainline game to also come to Switch. Really hope they put money into having someone port it especially since a “World 2” could make a ton of money. Even if we don’t get that, and Switch gets MH5, I’d be happy with that too

Size wise (with compression) (32GB carts), and cpu wise... the Switch should be able to run a Scaled down / back version of MHW.
The lack of loading screens, and ram size, and data streaming might give it issues though (I have no idea).

I think MHW2 will be designed around the PS5/XB2.
That might be harder to get running on the Switch.

Yes, they will probably do a Switch specific version of Monster Hunter. Their next inevitable big budget MHW sequel will probably be PS5/XBX/PC.