According to Famitsu, Monster Hunter World broke 2 million in sales at launch in Japan. To be exact, they sold 652,614 digital sales and 1.35 retail sales. It did this in just three days, which is incredibly impressive. Beyond that, the game has sold a total of six million units worldwide, which is almost unimaginable. This phenomenon has taken the world by storm.

Monster Hunter might have initially made its popularity on the Nintendo DS systems, but, the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One versions have catapulted it to the next level. This may be the biggest phenomenon of the year and will definitely be a Game of the Year contender, regardless if it’s only February. For a game to launch with two-million copies at launch in Japan, which is a relatively small market, and then go on to sell six million copies of the game worldwide is amazing. The game shows the true potential of Monster Hunter, and gives me the feeling that the franchise will grow even more in popularity, especially in the west.

This is a great start to a year that is already slated to be one of the best in recent years. I still have a feeling though that Monster Hunter will still compete for being one of the best games to experience.

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Morgan Lewis is a Video Game Journalist and is the Founder, Owner, and Editor-in-Chief of VGCultureHQ. He has been writing about games for over six years and has written over 2,000 articles during that timespan. He first fell in love with gaming when he received A Link to the Past for Christmas when he was six and is the guywazeldatatt. He also loves anime and anything that has to do with gaming culture and Tetsuya Takahashi games. He is also a huge anime and Star Wars fan.

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