It seems like the Monster Hunter craze that is currently happening in the gaming community is far from over. Last week, Monster Hunter: World, Capcom’s latest entry to the franchise, made headlines after they were able to sell 1.35 million copies of the game in its home country in Japan just after a few days post release. Now, it seems like the game is also doing well worldwide.
Given that the game has always been popular in Japan, it is no surprise that Monster Hunter: World was able to take the top spot on the PlayStation Store. Currently the first two spots are occupied by Monster Hunter: World with the full game on the top spot, and the slightly more expensive Digital Deluxe version on the second. In third place on the PSN top games is the newly released Dragon Ball Fighterz, and Call of Duty WWII in fourth place.
On the other hand, Monster Hunter: World was able to overtake PUBG as the top paid game on the Xbox Store. In fact the game was able to take the first and third spots for both the physical and digital versions of the game. PUBG on the other hand, is still able to secure a top spot as it is currently the second top paid game in the store, with Madden NFL 18 GOAT Super Bowl Edition in fourth place.
It seems like Capcom was able to achieve their goal in making Monster Hunter: World more appealing to gamers worldwide. In past franchises, Monster Hunter was not able to reach a wide audience outside of Japan. Personally, I’m not surprised that the game is doing well everywhere. After spending 20+ hours on the game, I feel like I’ve barely scratched the surface and that there is still more to do. You can check out our full review of the game here if you’re still undecided whether to get the game or not.