Monster Hunter World Is Now Capcom's Best-Selling Game Ever

Monster Hunter continues to be a big seller.

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Monster Hunter World is Capcom's best-selling game of all time, the publisher has revealed. As part of the company's financial year 18/19 results, it was confirmed the PS4, Xbox One, and PC RPG has shipped over 12 million units.

"Monster Hunter World ... continued to report strong sales," Capcom said, "with total shipments breaking 12 million units, marking a record high for any single title in the company's history." The statement also revealed horror remake Resident Evil 2 has shipped over 4 million units, while Devil May Cry 5 has shipped 2 million. Note "shipped" only refers to units delivered to retailers, not through to consumers.

These sales have helped the company record pre-tax profits of 18 billion yen (US $164m), an increase of 13% over last year. Elsewhere in the financial release, Capcom stated its intention to improve working culture for its employees, a topic which has come under increasing scrutiny in recent months with workers from companies such as Rockstar, Epic, and many more complaining of an exhausting work life.

"Starting from April 2019, laws related to workstyle reforms will go into effect and various measures including the reduction of overtime work will become imperative," reads the statement. "As part of measures to promote work-life balance and reduce any instances of excessive working hours, the company has endeavored to improve and maintain employee health by encouraging employees to take paid leave and through holding nine safety and health committee meetings every month.

"The company is also working to create an environment with child-rearing support and other initiatives, including on-site childcare facilities, which will empower employees to pursue their careers actively. At the same time, it will seek to foster a corporate culture that provides job satisfaction in order to secure and leverage outstanding talent."

Looking to the future, Capcom is bringing the first Devil May Cry to Nintendo Switch this summer. Monster Hunter World, meanwhile, has an ongoing special event named Spring Blossom Fest, which runs until May 16.

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can't wait for Iceborne

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Great game, really looking forward to the expansion.

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Cool, a japanese game instead of a westernized product.

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It's a good game.

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best seeing game eh? even there Street fighter : Milked Edition, games?

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@tsunami2311: If you combined all the different versions of one of the Street Fighters it probably exceeds it, maybe.

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@Thanatos2k: I don't know there's a lot of Monster Hunter on every system even some on Xbox and PC that didn't come to the states. In Monster Hunter is like Pokemon in Japan compared to the here.

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@marportex: I mean, one of the versions of Street Fighter, in all its different versions. For example how many copies of Street Fighter 2 have been sold in *some* form?

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@Thanatos2k: oh ok I get you now

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Got this game few weeks ago and i have a blast, great game, no wonder so many got it.

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Nice... except for the slight issue of MHW having been it's best-selling game ever as of over a year ago. It shipped 7.5 million units as of March 2018, which made it Capcom's best selling game ever at that time. So yeah... bit slow to the party.

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Holy cow, 12 million? Didn't know the game was THAT popular. I have to try it one day, I guess. It is nice to see that my favorite developer is doing great, and may they develop many more great games. I would love to see Resident Evil 2 reach similar numbers, so Capcom will release more remakes. Bring on that Resident Evil 3 remake soon. And how about a 2D, 4K remake of Ghouls'n'Ghost, Capcom?

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"Starting from April 2019, laws related to workstyle reforms will go into effect and various measures including the reduction of overtime work will become imperative,"

Wow, this is amazing, hope more companies had politics to improve worklife!

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Monster Hunter has been a favorite game of mine since it's first game released on PlayStation 2 here in America. I think it would be cool if they added a special event that let you earn special materials to craft the Fan-Made weapons from the first Monster Hunter all the way up to current. I don't know how many people played the original game but the Fan-Made great sword from it was AWESOME ? looking, it was from the "Gaming Monthly Review" Magazine.

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Weird that DMC5 only sold 2mill. Such a great game :)

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@G-Corleone: give it time, for some people DMC is worth less cash but they'll pay gladly (like I did with Dmc3 Special edition on PS2)

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