​'Monster Hunter World' Has Now Sold Over 2 Million Copies On Steam

Monster Hunter: World finally released for PC players last week, and it's sales have just surpassed another Steam milestone.

First of all, vg247 reported that 240,901 concurrent players were logged into the game on launch day - that's more than any other game this year - and 334,684 concurrently over its first weekend.

They also said data analysts Steam Spy now predict Monster Hunter's total sales to be between two and five million. However, a ResetEra forum member, who has access to Steam Spy's premium features, revealed a more accurate estimate would be 2,030,000 units.

This is an impressive feat for a game which has already been out for seven months, as Xbox and PS4 players have been enjoying it since January, and it snatched the crown from the highest selling game of 2018 so far, Far Cry 5.

But why has it been so successful, bearing in mind it's not exactly brand-new? Well, the PC version boats 60fps and allows players to roam World in stunning 4K, so it's a hell of a lot smoother than console editions.

Credit: Capcom
Credit: Capcom

Steam Spy might not be as reliable as it used to be, thanks to a recent update from Valve, but we wouldn't be surprised if these numbers were pretty close to the mark. Just look at how many people have been on it at one time!

The PC trailer confirms that Xbox and PS4 versions sold around eight million copies together, but we're still waiting for Capcom to confirm current data. However, if these predicted figures are correct, it will mean the game has sold over 10 million units since the start of 2018.

World, for certain, will be number one for this weeks Steam's Top 10 - but just how long will it stay there? Only time will tell. Have you played it yet? What did you think? Let us know.

Featured Image Credit: Capcom

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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