Capcom has announced that total worldwide shipments and digital download sales for Monster Hunter: World have exceeded 8.3 million units — news that comes a little more than a week before the highly-anticipated PC release.
Monster Hunter: World made history back in March when Capcom announced the game had become the best-selling title in the company’s history, selling 7.5 million units (shipments and digital downloads); and it has been chugging along ever since, steadily increasing its player count thanks to word of mouth and the occasional dose of new content, whether it be amped-up versions of pre-existing monsters or new ones entirely.
Things have slowed down since Capcom reported the game reaching 7.9 million sales back in early May, but they’re very likely to pick up again thanks to the imminent of release of World on PC. Many players skipped the console release and have kept themselves in the dark for several months now, so it wouldn’t be weird to see the game surpass 10m sales once it arrives — especially when you factor in regions like China where previous MH titles on PC have done exceedingly well in the past.
And needless to say, the upcoming PC release is just one part of what’s coming to Monster Hunter: World in the near future. A collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV is set to arrive later this week, which will allow players to fight the iconic Behemoth, as well as attain a bunch of FF-related swag, such as a new set of armor and a costume for your palico. And though not confirmed, its likely we’ll be seeing arch-tempered versions of the remaining Elder Dragons, as well as two new monsters.
The future of Monster Hunter is looking bright now, so hopefully Capcom can continue this momentum into the foreseeable future.
Monster Hunter: World is available now on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version is slated to arrive on Aug. 9.