Several days ago, the video game publisher and developer Capcom revealed that Monster Hunter World set a new sales record for the company, with the action role-playing game having become the fastest title to ship 6 million units for the Japanese firm. Now, Capcom has revealed even more financial successes for the release, as it has already managed to have hit the company’s sales goals for this financial year.
This much was divulged during a recent earnings call, with Capcom having been asked about the sales performance of Monster Hunter World in relation to the company’s targets for it. In response, a spokesperson for the publisher and developer stated that while Capcom hadn’t officially disclosed target sales, the action-RPG “has already achieved our target for the current fiscal year” after just three weeks of availability.
According to Capcom, Monster Hunter World achieved this sales feat a lot faster than it expected, saying, “We had anticipated a slower pace of first-year sales compared to previous entries in the series.” With that being the case, it looks as if MHW‘s global release was a major factor in helping the title hit the sales targets so quickly. Of course, Capcom now must focus on improving lifetime unit sales, which could prove to be much more difficult moving forward, as there are a lot of highly anticipated games coming out in 2018 that could attract more attention than Monster Hunter World.
All things considered, Monster Hunter World‘s popularity doesn’t look to be waning any time soon, and Capcom still has some solid methods to keep fans engaged and to bring newcomers into the fold, with one fantastic incentive being the promise of free DLC. What’s more is that the action-RPG still has its PC version scheduled to release later this year, which ought to help buoy sales during the holiday season.
Monster Hunter World is available now for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and it is set to launch during autumn 2018 for PC.