A couple of months ago, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World was the highest selling game in the company’s history. Following on from that, it seems that the game has continued to bolster Capcom’s finances, with today’s announcement that it shipped 7.9 million units in its first month. The news comes via a financial report released by Capcom, which gives details on specific sales figures and the financial state of the company as a whole.

Thanks to the success of Monster Hunter: World, Capcom are reporting the “Highest Levels of Profitability in Company History” with net sales up 8.4%, and operating income up 17.5%. Other titles also fared well, with Nintendo Switch titles such as Monster Hunter XX (Double Cross) and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers enjoying “hit status.”

The financial report comments on the poor sales numbers for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, saying that they “tended to be soft.” Be sure to head over to the full report for precise sales figures and comments from the company.

Monster Hunter: World launched earlier this year to great success. It reviewed extremely well (see what we thought of it, here) and saw impressive sales numbers. The game is the first to come to home consoles in years, with the series generally being a handheld affair. The extra processing power was put to good use, rendering dense hunting stages filled with dynamic and realistic monsters. The game continues to receive support from Capcom, with new monsters set to be added into the game regularly. Monster Hunter: World is available for PS4, Xbox One , with a PC release primed for later this year.

Have you picked up a copy of Monster Hunter: World yet? Let us know in the comments.


Jake Green

Staff Writer

A Nintendo evangelist and X-Files superfan, Jake can be found peddling his gaming opinions online. He has a soft spot for VR and values story-telling in gaming above all else.