Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: World's worldwide sales and digital download revenue have reached more than 8.3 million units – News just over a week before the eagerly awaited PC release.  Monster Hunter: World made history back in March when Capcom announced that the game had become the best-selling title in the company's history, selling 7.5 million units (shipping and digital downloads); Since then, it has kept chugging, and thanks to word-of-mouth and the occasional dose of new content, whether highly-enhanced versions of existing or new monsters, the number of players is steadily increasing.
Things have slowed down As Capcom reported that the game had already reached 7.9 million sales in early May, it is likely to resume on PC thanks to the upcoming release of World . Many players have skipped the console version and have been in the dark for a few months, so it would not be weird to see that the game surpasses 10 million sales when it arrives – especially considering regions such as China where MH PC titles have worked extremely well in the past.
And of course, the upcoming PC release is only part of what will come to Monster Hunter: World in the near future. A collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV is scheduled to arrive later this week, which will allow players to fight the legendary behemoth, as well as a series of FF-related swag, such as a new armor and a costume for your palico. And even if it's not confirmed, we'll likely see narrative versions of the remaining Elder Dragons and two new monsters.
The Future of Monster Hunter looks hopeful now Capcom can continue this momentum in the foreseeable future.
Monster Hunter: World is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be released on August 9th.