The Newest In The Monster Hunter Series

Every time a new game is released, the players experience a new challenge. This is why the Souls games are always discussed in the gaming press. Their newest game is being released, and is titled Monster Hunter: World. The reviews are already excellent, and the specific details of the new game are currently being discussed. The reviews have explained one of the best aspects of the game is the decent attempt made to attract new players to the Monster Hunter series.

The references have not all been accurate because not only do the Souls and Monster Hunter series play completely differently, the Monster Hunter games were released long before the Souls games came along. The game is being called a combination of Dark Souls and Jurassic Park, and this reference indicates the game is trying to reach the people who have never played the Monster Hunter series. For additional information regarding this new game, please visit https://www.forbes.com/sites/olliebarder/2018/01/28/monster-hunter-world-is-the-latest-game-to-be-erroneously-compared-to-dark-souls/#1c8f23d755fe.

The problem is, the reviews could have chosen other games for reference without alienating the consumer. Constantly bringing up the Dark Souls series is not accomplishing anything. These references simply make the reviewers appear ignorant regarding the multitude of games that would make an excellent comparison.

Numerous comparisons have already been made between Monster Hunter: World and the Souls series. This does not provide an accurate description of the new game, or spotlight any of its excellent attributes. The niche for this type of game definitely includes fans for the Souls games, but the Monster Hunter series is more than good enough to be promoted on its own merits.

In terms of sales, the Monster Hunter series is extremely popular, and a vital part of the mainstream games. The popularity may exceed the Souls games.

Cross-Platform Title ‘Monster Hunter World’ Proves a Success for Capcom

While planned for a PC release later this year, leading Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu claims that “Monster Hunter World” has already sold 1.35 million physical units within Japan. When one looks beyond the game’s sales figures in Japan and also considers the digital market place, it seems the title has exceeded two million units.

Monster Hunter is a title that has primarily been a go-to title on handheld gaming devices like the PSP and 3DS. Despite this, the title has seemingly sold more than two million units in a country that only owns six million PS4s; Monster Hunter World is a title found on one-third of every Japanese PS4 and an unknown number of Xbox One consoles. Monster Hunter World’s success also makes it the best-selling PS4 title in Japan.

Citation of Japan’s sales figures matters when discussing the title’s overall appeal; the intention of a global launch on a home console was perceived as a blow to Japanese sales figures and causing analysts to assess the sales figures of non-Japanese markets where the Monster Hunter series has sold far less. Despite these worries, Monster Hunter World has only received a glowing review across the world; Capcom made a recent announcement that it had shipped five million units across the planet. More cautious analysts will note that Capcom’s figures are for units shipped rather than units sold, muddying the waters of just how many PS4 and Xbox One owners actually have a copy and how many copies are sitting on store shelves.

Regardless of the exact numbers, Monster Hunter World seems to have been a success on a global scale hurt in no part by Capcom’s intention to simultaneously launch in all regions. Hopefully Capcom’s decision will convince other Japanese gaming companies to eschew their typically domestic focus on marketing.