Monster Hunter World sold 1,350,412 copies on the Japanese retail market during the first three days of commercialization, marking a new record for sales of the first week of a PlayStation 4 game.
To date, Monster Hunter World is the best-selling PS4 video game ever in Japan, Famitsu expects sales of the first week to exceed two million, including digital downloads and prepaid cards.
The launch of Monster Hunter World has pushed sales of PS4 and PS4 Pro, this week at 140,000 units compared to 44,000 in the previous week. This is the second best week ever for PlayStation 4 in Japan where 322,000 pieces were sold.
In addition, Monster Hunter World is the first game in the Osaka house series to be released on a home console for 9 years. In total, Capcom has distributed 5 million copies of the game in three days worldwide. The total obviously takes into account the number of games placed around the world, on both platforms on which the online role-playing game is currently available, namely PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
This is an incredible success, the fastest ever for the saga and the first of 2018, and that will not stop very easily: the PC version will arrive in the fall and free downloadable content and support provided by Capcom will ensure a certain constancy in the sales.
Monster Hunter World is now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC edition will be released this fall.