Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Sells 5 Million Copies
Monster Hunter World is the best selling game in Capcom history, thanks in part to the success of the Iceborne expansion on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Monster Hunter World, already a tremendous success for Capcom, moving 15 million units as of January 2020, and now its expansion, Iceborne, has hit a significant sales milestone of its own. Capcom is reporting that the expansion has now sold 5 million copies, between digital sales and copies of the physical edition that collected Monster Hunter World and its expansion together.
The Monster Hunter series has now sold in excess of 62 million units, Capcom says. Furthermore, the currently Japan-only free-to-play title, Monster Hunter Riders, has been downloaded 3 million times since launching in February 2020.
The expansion hit PC in January after debuting on PS4 and Xbox One back in September 2019. According to Capcom, there are "plans to carry out a number of initiatives to further cement the series' position as a global brand," including the upcoming Hollywood film.
Post-launch support has certainly helped the game grow, too--two new monsters are arriving on March 23.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne received a 9/10 in GameSpot's review, and reviewer Ginny Woo praised the expansion as"a confident step into the future of the franchise."
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