Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Sales Pass 5 Million Units Worldwide
During PAX East 2020, Capcom announced that Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang would be coming to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne later this month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The two variant monsters are returning veterans of the long-running series for the 2019 expansion to Monster Hunter World that its publisher Capcom says has officially shipped 5 million units globally.
The announcement of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne‘s sales figure milestone was made in a press release Friday that also said the franchise of action role-playing games has cumulatively sold over 62 million units since its first release on the PlayStation 2 in 2004. Capcom lauds the “record-high” sales of Monster Hunter World thanks to its bump from Iceborne, as the title was the first in the company’s history to sell 15 million units worldwide as of January 2, 2020.
Capcom’s press release goes on to talk about the company’s plans to “further cement the series’ position as a global brand.” It chiefly mentions the mobile game Monster Hunter Riders, released for iOS and Android devices last month, and Sony Pictures’ upcoming Monster Hunter movie starring Milla Jovovich and Tony Jaa. There’s no indication that the film will be pushed from its September release date despite other movies delaying due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne was released four months after it was available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and Capcom released a roadmap in late January stipulating how it would be staggering releases to sync up content across all platforms. All versions of the expansion should be synced in April after the release of Raging Brachydios and Furious Rajang according to that roadmap.
Part of that content schedule for the PC version of the game has included a crossover with Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise, originally meant to tie in with the Resident Evil 2 remake in 2019. Fans of that series are currently anticipating the remake of Resident Evil 3: Nemesis coming out on April 3, 2020.
When it first released on PC, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne gave players trouble with a bug that deleted one’s save data from the main game. However, since then the game has been smooth sailing, and based on its sales numbers released by Capcom there’s no doubt it will continue to see support for a long time to come.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.