Monster Hunter World sells 8.3 million copies

Capcom's monster hit continues its steam-rolling momentum.

Derek Strickland
Published Wed, Aug 1 2018 6:20 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Monster Hunter World is a smash success that's dramatically spiked Capcom's earnings.

Monster Hunter World sells 8.3 million copies |

Thanks to games like Monster Hunter World, Capcom started off its new fiscal year with a monumental 647% profit increase. In its financials, Capcom confirmed that the online monster-slaying game has now sold more than 8.3 million copies worldwide. In the three-month period ended June 30, Capcom sold 4.35 million copies of its new and catalog games, representing a sizable jump of 74% year-over-year.

But raw sales aren't everything. Every online game needs a way to continually engage its playerbase with new content, promos, events, and other community-driven strategies. And, of course, ways of making long-term revenues via in-game purchases. Capcom seems to be handling things quite well and likely has a strong internal roadmap, and asserts that Monster Hunter World is "gaining further popularity through the expansion of its user base."


Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the tech that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.

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