Since its release almost 14 years ago, the franchise has sold over 48 million units cumulatively. As announced by Capcom over the weekend, Monster Hunter World is now the publisher's best selling game ever.
Capcom and the Monster Hunter team have repeatedly explained that a Switch version of the game would be tough to achieve, not only because of its high quality visuals, but because the Switch is functionally different to traditional home consoles.
"Since the first Monster Hunter title made its debut 14 years ago in 2004, the series has attracted a dedicated fan base, and overall grown into a mega-hit with cumulative sales of more than 48 million units worldwide as of March 5, 2018."At the time of writing, no such events have been announced for the rest of the world. Even more impressive, that figure was reached just weeks after it launched on Xbox One and PS4 at the end of January. With fourteen archetypes of weapons available, players hunt down monsters in quests to obtain loot, which in turn can be used to improve their equipment.
Monster Hunter: World is now available for PS4 and Xbox One, with a PC release to follow in Fall 2018.