Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter World is now officially the best selling title in Capcom’s history. 7.5 million units! That is an outrageous number for a series that before now was definitely considered more of a niche title reserved for hardcore fans. Capcom managed to make this new title accessible enough that new players would be willing to join the hunt while playing to the strengths of what makes Monster Hunter what it is.
This is a big win not only for Capcom but for all sorts of titles that have yet to really hit the big leagues for gaming at large. Having companies succeed on such a large scale with what essentially could have been a big gamble on a franchise nowhere near as popular as some of the heavy hitters out there. Man are we glad that they did though.
Amidst the risk and the quality of the title itself, the game’s creators also refused to lock actual content behind any type of loot box and instead opted for cosmetics that can be bought straight out, and free DLC is already on its way. Check out the teaser for the next monster, Deviljho below.
Capcom claims that Monster Hunter World will be, “supported with a plethora of free post-launch content.” A plethora sure sounds like a lot, but that remains to be seen as to just how much. The sentiment is greatly appreciated though as many companies are simply fighting to keep loot box style gambling in their games rather than continue to offer support for their games with free DLC and updates to content.
Monster Hunter World is such an addicting game that adding new monsters, gear, and decorations to collect will only add to that fever. The fact that all of that will be free is just the sweet icing on that monster cake.
Capcom has proven with Monster Hunter World that they were willing to push their boundaries. They’ve shown their willingness to be a company their fans can get behind again and support. Monster Hunter World deserves every bit of its’ continued success, I only hope that this translates to awesome post-launch content and leads by example for other large companies to take risks on their smaller IP’s with lots of potential.
The Deviljho DLC is set for Spring, which hopefully means sometime this month with some of the new quests on their way March 9th.