Monster Hunter: World has quickly become a worldwide success. According to Capcom, they have shifted five million copies of the game. That figure combines both physical and digital sales. They have also said that Monster Hunter World is the fastest selling entry in the franchise. Considering how popular the Monster Hunter franchise is, especially in Japan, this is an incredible achievement. The most impressive thing is is that the game has only been out since this past weekend. It launched on January 26 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows worldwide.

Monster Hunter has always been a juggernaut in Japan, but this could catapult the series into a global phenomenon. Although there is no Switch version of the game, considering Nintendo’s explosive success with their brand new console, Capcom may consider putting it on the hybrid console. Monster Hunter: World has topped the UK charts and although no sales figures are available from Japan, there’s no doubt that it is selling incredibly well there as well.

The Monster Hunter series has shifted from being a Japanese phenomenon to a global phenomenon, and the future of the franchise is limitless. Hopefully Capcom decides to put the game on the Nintendo Switch as well, because given that console’s success, from a business perspective, it can only mean more money.

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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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