Monster Hunter World is One of Steam's Biggest New Releases in 2018

Monster Hunter: World is Out on PC Today and It’s Already Breaking Records on Steam

With Monster Hunter World though the series has shaken off that tag, shipping over eight million copies since it released on console earlier this year.

The release of Monster Hunter World has undoubtedly been a major boon for Capcom, as the publisher and developer explained several months ago that the action role-playing game's launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One was one of the main factors involved in bringing the company to its "highest level of profitability".

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Prior to MHW, the biggest day-one numbers for a new game this year came from Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which pulled in almost 96,000 players. For further information visit the official Steam listing here.

As of this story, concurrent player counts are already past 200,000, putting Monster Hunter just behind Steam's regular top three trio of PUBG, Dota 2, and CS:GO. With the weekend coming up, it'd be a safe bet to say that those numbers are about to shoot way up. Monster Hunter has almost doubled that, with a peak of 239,779 players today according to Steamcharts, an awesome number for a game that launched on consoles seven months ago.

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