Capcom just released Monster Hunter World: Iceborne last week but it has already been a huge success as worldwide shipments have topped 2.5 million.
This is on top of the 13.1 million units that Monster Hunter: World has already shipped which means the grand total is now at 15.6 million units. It’s worth pointing out that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne only released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for right now as the PC version won’t release until January 2020. Sales will only continue to increase especially when that version of this expansion launches.
You can read the press release from Capcom below.
(Capcom) today announced that Monster Hunter World: Iceborne , the massive expansion for Monster Hunter: World for PlayStation®4 and Xbox One * 1, 2 , has shipped over 2.5 million units * 3 worldwide.
* 1 Xbox One version available in North America and Europe only * 2 PC version scheduled for release in January 2020 * 3 Includes Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (digital sales) and Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition (physical shipments and digital sales).
The series Hunter spark consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment.The series has sparked a social phenomenon known as the “Monster Hunter Craze” by introducing a new kind of communication style for players through cooperative play focused on the hunting monsters with their friends.The series has grown into a mega-hit, with Monster Hunter: World ( MH: W ), which released in January 2018, achieving 13.1 million * 4 units shipped—the first title in Capcom’s history to achieve this record-high—and cumulative sales of the series exceeding 58 million units as of September 13, 2019.
* 4 .As of June 30, 2019
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 , bringing players to a vast new area known as the Hoarfrost Reach. A host of additional elements have also been included, such as both new and fan-favorite monsters, a new “Master Rank” difficulty level and a new player mechanic known as the Clutch Claw. Further, MHW: Iwas honored with the Best Ongoing Game award at Gamescom 2019 in Germany last month, a prize awarded to the best expansion or downloadable content of the show.As a result of garnering this attention from around the globe, and in addition to successfully carrying out a variety of strategic measures that included offering Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition , a set aimed at newcomers to the game which bundles MH: W with the expansion, MHW: I achieved sales of 2.5 million units soon after launch.
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.