Turns out that releasing new and exciting titles can be more profitable than simply dishing out remasters and re-releases. Okay, so that's probably a tad cynical. It's great to see Capcom find the success it deserves with the excellent Monster Hunter World, which has now shipped and sold over 7.5 million copies.
Which is impressive when you factor in that it was only released in late January. And that a PC version of Monster Hunter World is still due for release later in the year. Which will no doubt find a sizable audience. Because, you know, it's a great game
This is also a little surprising, namely due to it outperforming other big Capcom franchises like Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Dead Rising. This is the first time that the Monster Hunter series has been actively pushed out into western markets and brings lifetime sales of the series to over 48 million.