September 11, 2019 Monster Hunter World: Iceborne sold 250,000 physical copies in Japan alone. In its first week.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne launched last week, taking Capcom’s monster-hunting masterpiece to some chilly new surroundings. Despite the drop in temperature, however, it would seem that fans are as enthusiastic as ever. According to Famitsu (translated via Google), between the standard and Master editions, the new game sold more than 250,000 copies in its first week of sales alone. That’s a decent start, but it’s far from the final sales figure. For one thing, those are just Japanese sales, so they’re likely to have been bolstered significantly elsewhere in the world. It’s also worth pointing out that these are just physical sales, so PSN digital downloads haven’t been included. Even more impressive is the fact that these figures aren’t even shared across all platforms – Iceborne might be out now on consoles, but it’s not due to release on PC until January, which should give it another sizeable boost.