Japanese industry legend Hirokazu Hamamura has high expectations for sales of Monster Hunter World, both worldwide and in Japan.
It will be the first big hit of 2018. No doubt about that. The Beta was good and im sold.
Nope. It was good and Bethesda was happy. So yeah, it was good whether or not you like it.
Did you reply to the wrong comment? Yikes.
Bethesda????? This is a Capcom game.
The guy says it will be a big hit and that he was sold on the beta and your response is it's good whether he liked it or not? I'm not even going to touch the Bethesda part of the comment... ...Yeesh.
wtf did I just read lol.
I hope FFXV reaches 10 million sold
I dunno if I would expect like 12-15% of the PS4 audience to purchase Monster Hunter.
What do you mean? I'm pretty sure he meant 10 million across all three platforms.
oh fair enough.. I wasn't even thinking about that.. :P For some reason I had PS4 exclusive in my head meanwhile it's coming to both XB1 and PC as well. Thanks for clearing that up, lol.
It's a ps4 exclusive in Japan but you are right it would be hard for it to sell a lot in Japan......final fantasy xv sold 1 million in Japan and it do not chart any more it will never reach 2 million in Japan...... Dragon quest 11 ps4 retail sales stop charting after it reach 1.3 million aka 1,300,000, right now even with holidays sales it still did chart, so it sales will never reach 2 million retail........ Square enix really have to thank America and Europe for the 6 million final fantasy sales and from steam with all those sales and humble bundle.......without those it would of sold bad Capcom looked at both final fantasy and dragon quest they know the most ps4 version of monster hunter will sell 700k to 1.4 million before it stop chart, so they hoping just like final fantasy it hopes America and Europe will help the numbers and if they can make a pc version for steam and etc i can see monster hunter selling lowest 5 million all together matching the highest selling monster hunter on Sony psp
That's a fair assessment. Now that you broke it down like that 10 million seems unlikely and 5 million WW seems more realistic. Given that PS4 isn't popular in japan, about 5.5 million(?) sold, 1 million sold over there would be a great feat. They would have to get the rest overseas, 2-2.5 mil on PS4, 0.5-1 mil on XB1, 0.5-1 mil on PC(The PC version is coming at a later date so it could have a negative impact on sales). That's how I see it playing out. FF is a far more popular IP in the west on home consoles than Monster Hunter is.
I don’t think MH: World will reach 10 million copies unless it really strikes a chord with western audiences. Who knows though! Hopefully it does well
this "western" gamer has bought it... there's just so much depth and detail to this game. I'm happy to support something which looks to have quite a bit work committed.
I’m glad that you are enjoying the beta. I’m not trying to diss the quality of the game. I’m just saying that, traditionally, Monster Hunter sells the most in Japan (by a lot), not the US or Europe. It’s being released on three platforms, but one of them is non existent in Japan (Xbox) and another is unpredictable (PC). I’m just not sure if it will hit 10M total. My personal prediction would be closer to 6 million, with the bulk of it selling on the PS4.
MHW ain’t selling that much
Even if you combine the 3 platforms its releasing on there is no way that is happening.
If it were also on Switch, then adding up the next few years of sales from all platforms combined, it might come close, but as it is now, I dunno if it will hit 10M. Of course it would be fantastic if it did, because more Monster Hunter is never a bad thing and higher sales would help more Monster Hunter to come about, but I don't think anyone should hold their breath on this one...
Hmm... Not sure about that. 5 million, yes. But 10 million? Maybe if it has insane legs through word of mouth.
I hope it sells that well, but I think it's a bit more niche than that and some people don't really seem to get it (if you've ever viewed facebook comments on the beta). Having said that, I'm definitely buying it.
Lets just be honest with ourselves, we all know it would be hard for it to sell a lot in Japan so there hopes is on America and Europe buying a lot...... Look at final fantasy xv it sold 1 million in Japan on PS4 and it did not chart any more after a month or 6 weeks, so if you develop for ps4 and your game do not have final fantasy or dragon quest in the title then you will notice all PS4 games chart the most for 2 to 3 weeks and disappear, it's why none of Sony first party reach 400k in sales, i thought gran Turismo and dragon quest on ps4 would change things in 2017, but its the same situation over and over, ps4 games do not have legs, so these games have to pray they open big Look at Fifa 2018 it out pace the Nintendo Switch version when they both launch the same day and every Sony fan wrote what do you expect, which we all knew it would outsell Switch version, but the PS4 version stop charting and now the Switch version is 15,000 away from passing the PS4 version, this never happen before Fifa always use to be best seller on ps4 in Japan even when DS and 3DS got one.....but Switch will break that streak Not only Fifa, but dragon ball xenoverse on switch about to pass the PS4 version and it came out a whole year after, Nintendo 3rd party game have long legs So Monster hunter will never reach 2 million in Japan on ps4...... Dragon quest 11 ps4 retail sales stop charting after it reach 1.3 million aka 1,300,000, right now even with holidays sales it still did chart, so it sales will never reach 2 million retail........ Square enix really have to thank America and Europe for the 6 million final fantasy sales and from steam with all those sales and humble bundle.......without those it would of sold bad Capcom looked at both final fantasy and dragon quest they know the most ps4 version of monster hunter will sell 700k to 1.4 million before it stop chart, so they hoping just like final fantasy it hopes America and Europe will help the numbers and if they can make a pc version for steam and etc i can see monster hunter selling lowest 5 million all together matching the highest selling monster hunter on Sony psp
Will japan is busy with Mario zelda, pokemon and other handhelds. America is busy with shooters. The Witcher 3, Nier, Horizon, Persona 5, RE7, FFXV Episodes, Cuphead, Nioh, Splatoon 2, UCLL, Forza Horizon 3, The last Guardia, Gravity Rush 2 those the games that deserve to role the sales not these stupid COD, milky Ubisoft and EA titles.
Since the Beta is fresh in people's minds then it should help boost the sales of the game upon release.
I hope so, I really want this series to grow and gain huge support.
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