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Forums - Sales Discussion - Monster Hunter: World Ships 7.5 Million those Legiana! (Best selling Capcom game in history)

Ck1x said:

Surely you are joking right?

I'm not trying to make a big deal out of this because its not worth it, but we can celebrate games being successful without getting petty. 

No I'm not joking. "Capcom must regret their decision to put game on X platform." Does that condemn X as being at fault? No. 

You're perceiving attacks where there are none.



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Ck1x said:

Surely you are joking right?

I'm not trying to make a big deal out of this because its not worth it, but we can celebrate games being successful without getting petty. 

I fail to see how that comment implies some form of criticism towards nintendo as well.

Of course the management of the mh franchise is entirely capcom's responsability. The fact that making it a nintendo exclusive for the last 9 or so years slowed down it's evolution is indisputable, though.



Pinkie_pie said:
Capcom would be stupid to make a low budget monster hunter game. They will want to make monster hunter better so they don't lose any fans. Unless nintendo start making powerful console again, it's hard to see another monster hunter for nintendo

Switch is powerful enough to have a version of whatever the PS4 receives, just downgraded enough to run it.As Capcom themselves said, it would be difficult to make World work on Switch, but not impossible.If they think it could sell there, and its obvious that it can, there will be interest for such a port.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

dx11332sega said:
PS4 at 5 million and Xbox One at 2 million?

Probably closer to ~6m PS4 and ~1m XB1, imo.



Nautilus said:
Pinkie_pie said:
Capcom would be stupid to make a low budget monster hunter game. They will want to make monster hunter better so they don't lose any fans. Unless nintendo start making powerful console again, it's hard to see another monster hunter for nintendo

Switch is powerful enough to have a version of whatever the PS4 receives, just downgraded enough to run it.As Capcom themselves said, it would be difficult to make World work on Switch, but not impossible.If they think it could sell there, and its obvious that it can, there will be interest for such a port.

I don't think porting World to switch is a viable option, rather the next monster hunter should be designed with all platforms in mind from the start, including Switch. Some have said this approach would limit the games potential, however I don't think it would to any significant degree. I doubt World would have been that much different if it had been designed to run on the Switch from the start, the major differences would have been behind the scenes and not noticeable to the player, more how the game is developed/rendered/loaded etc, then the actual result we play.



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Barkley said:
Nautilus said:

Switch is powerful enough to have a version of whatever the PS4 receives, just downgraded enough to run it.As Capcom themselves said, it would be difficult to make World work on Switch, but not impossible.If they think it could sell there, and its obvious that it can, there will be interest for such a port.

I don't think porting World to switch is a viable option, rather the next monster hunter should be designed with all platforms in mind from the start, including Switch. Some have said this approach would limit the games potential, however I don't think it would to any significant degree. I doubt World would have been that much different if it had been designed to run on the Switch from the start, the major differences would have been behind the scenes and not noticeable to the player, more how the game is developed/rendered/loaded etc, then the actual result we play.

This is what i meant.Whatever the next MH ends up being, and will probably just be some kind of expansion, "lower effort" game that uses pre existing World asset and ideas, to be made for all platforms.Its simply easier and more economically viable than just making a separate game for just one single platform.



My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=241866&page=1

Fantastic number, this game is a a huge success for Capcom!



The first viable option in my mind is to make a smaller budget sub-series primarily for Switch and Japan (perhaps along with downgraded MHW late ports/expansions), and continue MHW on home consoles/PC. PS5 is launching fairly soon; Switch's specs simply won't hold up considering how it's struggling against X1/PS4 as is.



Sam1994 said:
Kerotan said:
Insane success. Monster Hunter in 2 months sold as much as horizon did in 12 months. Crazy success. 10m is a lock. It will probably do 8m+ on ps4 alone.

To be fair,it's "shipment" not "sold" and horizon is an exclusive title.

Well, now I want to analyze this:

 

PS4 has roughly a 2:1 lead on X1, so it's safe to say that MHW is at least 66.6% on PS4. That means 5 million on PS4 alone. While it hasn't matched Horizon yet, Horizon also had a one year head start and World has closed about two thirds of the gap in 2 months.



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celador said:

you now remember a certain group of people who expected (and wanted) this game to fail because it wasn't on a Nintendo platform

My favorite part of all the salty naysaying was how Nintendo Hunters would say shit like "It's a spin-off" and "it's casual", only for the MH Community Manager from Capcom to come out and publicly state the opposite.



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