Monster Hunter: World shipments and digital sales top 7.9 million [Update]

Capcom's best-selling title inches closer to eight million.

Monster Hunter: World

Total worldwide shipments and digital download sales for Monster Hunter: World have exceeded 7.9 million, Capcom announced.

The game was reported in March to be at 7.5 million units. Monster Hunter: World launched for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide on January 26.

Monster Hunter: World is the best-selling title in Capcom company history. It is followed by:

  1. Monster Hunter: World – 7.9 million
  2. Resident Evil 5 – 7.5 million
  3. Resident Evil 6 – 7.1 million
  4. Street Fighter II – 6.3 million
  5. Resident Evil 7: biohazard – 5.1 million
  6. Resident Evil 2 – 4.96 million
  7. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 – 4.9 million
  8. Monster Hunter Generations – 4.3 million
  9. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate – 4.2 million
  10. Monster Hunter 4 – 4.1 million

Here is the statement from Capcom regarding its digital contents business from its latest financial results report:

In this business, the record-breaking success of Monster Hunter: World (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) drove the increase in sales and contributed greatly to improved profit. Furthermore, in addition to Resident Evil 7: biohazard (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC) and Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) Nintendo Switch Ver. (for Nintendo Switch) giving strong performances, Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (for Nintendo Switch) became a smash hit.

Meanwhile, sales of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC), which was launched in September 2017 targeting the US and European markets, tended to be soft.

In Mobile contents, amid business reforms, including alliance strategies carried out by the Company to bring about a breakthrough in the business, Monster Hunter Explore maintained steady popularity, as licensing revenue utilizing our intellectual property (IP) successfully contributed to increased profits.

The resulting net sales were 74,141 million yen (up 26.3 % from the previous fiscal year) and operating income was 19,103 million yen (up 72.2 % from the previous fiscal year).

Update 05/09/18 at 1:53 a.m.: Total shipments for Monster Hunter: World topped eight million units as of April 16. Read more here.

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