Capcom announces Monster Hunter: World is the best-selling game in company history

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    Capcom has issued a press release, boasting about how much of a success Monster Hunter: World has been so far for the company. With 7.5 million units sold worldwide, the game has become the fastest and best-selling game in Capcom's history. It was promoted worldwide and saw a simultaneous, global launch. The game is available for PS4 and Xbox One, with an exact PC release date still to be announced.

    From the press release:

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  1. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER

    Nov 27, 2013
    i played on psp and i own sequels on nintendo's consoles, but i've never got into this franchises, FORTUNATELY :)
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  2. HaloEliteLegend

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    And all it took was finally stepping away from their obtuse, archaic game design!

    I think we'd all rather fight dinosaurs in the game than fight a dinosaur of a game.
  3. BORTZ

    BORTZ Tired of being the good guy

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    They deserve it. They did a masterful job with this one, even if it is still a bit obtuse to someone who is new to the series. It seems to take a little bit more of an MMO approach but the matchmaking is a tad lacking.
  4. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    Not too surprising really, they took a game where previous titles catered only to hardcore fans of the series, actually released it on more than one console, and made it generally playable for people who never played or never previously liked the Monster Hunter series.

    I'm waiting for the PC release to play it myself, and from what I've read so are a ton of other people so the sales will just keep on pouring in.
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  5. hamohamo

    hamohamo GBAtemp Regular

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    i'm not crying. you're crying.
  6. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

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    Is the game really that good? I kept hearing bad stuff from a lot of gamers like bad framerates and other nitpicks.
  7. eduall

    eduall GBAtemp Regular

    May 29, 2014
    idk why this videogame is so simple and always the same maybe cuz i played it on wii ? :/
  8. Xzi

    Xzi Virtual Bartman

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    That's insane, their biggest seller and it's not even out on PC yet. Got someone to invest a bunch of money in Capcom stock before release's the only stock that is continously rising instead of falling right now. :lol:
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  9. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 16, 2016
    holy mother of...
  10. BlackWizzard17

    BlackWizzard17 Don't worry Captin we'll buff out those scratches.

    Dec 1, 2012
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    Never liked monster hunter and never bought one. I saw gameplay of Game grumps creating a character and instantly bought it for because of it. Really fun game honestly, wished I got interested in the other instalments though
  11. Sakitoshi

    Sakitoshi everything is going according the plan...

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    And people were saying that the nintendo 3ds wasn't hindering the series.
    I don't like monster hunter, I find the gameplay clunky, but it was clear as day that the 3ds was hindering what they could achieve. Would capcom brought the series to the vita it would have been a diferent story and I bet that a game with almost the same polish of mh world would have come earlier.
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  12. Beerus

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    i can see why the game feels noob friendly and i can actually read the text this time
  13. Joom

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    This is by far my favorite in the series. I've been playing since Freedom on the PSP, and I'm super thankful that Capcom didn't nose dive this series into the ground by trying something new. It comes as no surprise to me that this is their top grossing game. It's visually stunning, not too hard for newcomers, but also isn't an insult to seasoned players, and has yet to be boring. It's been a while since I've spent more than 60+ hours on a game and continue to put in more time, so it gets my approval.
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  14. DeadlyAnGeL91792

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    We've come a long way from Ad hoc party boys.
  15. ThoD

    ThoD GBATemp Addict (apparently), but more like "bored"

    Sep 8, 2017
    Still waiting for PC release to get it, not gonna buy a console just for one game, so I hope it comes out soon! Game looks great and there are only a couple things I've seen that I would dislike. Been playing MH since literally day 1 MH1 came out in Japan for the PS2, so I love this series!

    To be honest, it annoys me when people constantly say that MH games before MHWorld are clunky or whatever, just because the game is about precision and proper planning/calculation it doesn't mean it's clunky. You can't be comparing MH to hack and slash games with no depth, it's COMPLETELY different and the only reason people find it clunky is because they assume it's hack and slash like action games usually are, when it's not.
  16. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

    Sep 30, 2010
    I hope people happy that Megaman, Resident Evil and many other Capcom IP being ignore for the time to come.
  17. fatsquirrel

    fatsquirrel GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2013
    What do you mean?
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  18. FAST6191

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    I got that that was what they were going for, still found all the older games clunky. Not yet played this but most that made the same charge and otherwise have similar tastes to me really like this one and state changes to that.

    As I have said quite a few times in various places I wanted to like monster hunter and on paper it was almost everything I purport to enjoy in games (if you can make a case that I would not like crafting, exploration, thoughtful combat, giant monsters and co-op then I have no idea what posts of mine you have been reading). The resulting games though were far less than the sum of their parts and I really tried to get into them on multiple occasions in multiple ways.

    No doubt there were some that went in thinking old school hack and slash* and dismissed it accordingly but it was certainly not all of them.

    *though have you seen the trend in those games since about ninja gaiden on the original xbox or perhaps Devil May Cry? Timing, patience, planning/defence and anything but near infinite health with some button mashing is the order of the day in an awful lot of those games. Indeed nigh invincible demigod power fantasy might even the harder to come by side of that gameplay style these days if you chuck out the warriors conglomeration.
  19. anhminh

    anhminh Pirate since 2010

    Sep 30, 2010
    Capcom have a bad habit of walking out when they see less money and let be honest, who can top this?
  20. FAST6191

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    They have announced a new mainline megaman, *points at Resident Evil 7* and also one probably wants to see the stuff being done for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. They have a ways to go before they end up as beloved as PS2 era Atlus, or indeed 16 bit era Capcom, and certainly they have pursued profit to the detriment of their long term viability in the fairly recent past but they seem to have put down the crack pipe for a least a little while now.

    I was kind of sad to see Dragon's Dogma online options going down but it had a decent run I guess.