Sales Heaven or Sales Hell?
- Oct 25, 2017
Capcom Co., Ltd. (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.