Monster Hunter: World has reached a new sales milestone. Six years after its launch, it remains the most commercially successful game in the franchise, which has just celebrated its 20th anniversary.

Monster Hunter: World hits 25 million copies sold, as Capcom celebrates series' 20th anniversary

On March 12, Capcom announced that Monster Hunter: World had surpassed 25 million copies sold globally. This also includes shipments of the Iceborn Master Edition, which consists of the base game and the Iceborn expansion.

The publisher didn’t disclose the sales of each version, but according to its list of platinum titles, the Iceborn Master Edition had sold 4.5 million copies as of December 31, 2023.

Launched in January 2018, Monster Hunter: World received critical acclaim and also peaked at over 334k concurrent players upon its release on Steam in August 2018 (via SteamDB). It is also the best-selling entry in the Monster Hunter series*:

*Sales data for other titles in the franchise are taken from Capcom’s official website (as of December 31, 2023):

  • Monster Hunter: World — 25+ million copies;
  • Monster Hunter Rise — 14.2 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (the expansion alone) — 11.6 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak — 7.1 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter Freedom 3 — 4.9 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter Generations — 4.3 million copies (+ 4.7 million copies of the Ultimate edition);
  • Monster Hunter 4 — 4.1 million copies (+ 4.2 million copies of the Ultimate edition);
  • Monster Hunter Freedom Unite — 3.8 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate — 2.6 million copies;
  • Monster Hunter Freedom 2 — 2.4 million copies.

The entire Monster Hunter franchise has sold over 97 million copies globally. It is Capcom’s second best-selling IP, trailing only Resident Evil (over 154 million units sold). Other successful series in the company’s portfolio include Street Fighter (53 million copies sold), Mega Man (41 million copies sold), and Devil May Cry (30 million copies sold).

Right now, Capcom is working on Monster Hunter Wilds, which is expected to come out on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2025. Last year, the publisher also launched Niantic-developed mobile AR game Monster Hunter Now, which surpassed 10 million downloads in its first month.

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