There was a lot of hype and anticipation going into Monster Hunter: World when it released last week. This was a game that Capcom crafted to try and bridge the gap between the Japanese loyalists of the franchise and the Western gamers who were interested but didn’t quite get into it. Sure enough, when the game launched, people from all over the world took an interest. The game did well sales wise all over, and now, it’s done a particularly interesting feat on Xbox One. It’s beating PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in terms of sales.
This was found out by Theorry on Resetera, and we’ve put the graphic he provided below. What makes this interesting is two-fold. One, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has over 5 million games sold (give or take) on Xbox One alone. So for Monster Hunter: World to overtake that is pretty good. Yes, the cost of the game is double what PUBG’s is, however, that still means it needed to get at least 2.5 million units sold to top that, that’s a record for the game on Xbox.
What’s also interesting, is that the Digital Deluxe edition of Monster Hunter: World is in the #3 spot. So, that means that the game has two different top 3 titles bought in bulk by players.
We can confirm that a few days after launch the title had reached 5 million in sales between all the platforms it released on. So you can beat Capcom is happy with this. And being top dog on Xbox One is a feat they’ll definitely be relishing for some time.
With the popularity that the game now has, between both critics and fans, it goes to reason that future Monster Hunter titles will try and follow the path the game has made. Many are hoping for a Nintendo Switch Monster Hunter game, maybe that’ll happen soon now.