Last week Monster Hunter: World made its worldwide debut, with a release across both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. As a franchise synonymous with Nintendo's platforms and earlier Sony consoles, this latest entry for current generation hardware brought major improvements to the scope and depth of its world. And with a rewarding gameplay loop, Monster Hunter: World is shaping up as one of the best entries yet.

Capcom has now announced that Monster Hunter: World has shipped five million copies between the two platforms worldwide. Counting both physical and digital versions of the game, these figures come over just a three-day period following its January 26 launch. This success sets a new record for the franchise over the period, bringing complete Monster Hunter sales to over 45 million units.

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It should be noted that shipped copies don't directly translate to sales, meaning that five million represents a mix of copies shipped to retailers and actual digital purchases. Nevertheless, this still shows a promising debut for the franchise on these platforms.

For more details on Monster Hunter: World, make sure to check out our full in-depth review for the Xbox One version. The game is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, starting at $59.99. A PC release is on track for later this year.

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