Capcom disclosed its financial results for the fiscal year 2017, and Monster Hunter World pushed the company to the next level.
And some people thought the game would flop lol
Nintendo fanboys mostly.
not true at all. I mean it's not like the Switch won't get its own Monster Hunter game. Nintendo made Capcom millions and millions of dollars, they aren't just going to ignore the huge 3DS and Switch audience, especially in Japan.
Monster Hunter unite still sold more than the past few Nintendo mh games and unite was on psp
the "abduction" of the franchise from Nintendo, back in the Wii days, left the franchise stale, underdeveloped and far behind from what could have been ........Monster Hunter belonged to PS family from its birth ....fortunately Capcom woke up and made an unexpectedly stellar game ,returning the franchise to its roots (aka old reallistical Monsters/Feeling and not the ridicoulous childish ones from NIntendo 3DS because of the different audience) .....I hope for a MonHun 5 exclusive to PS4 -5
@naruga - of course you do, and then you become exactly what you were against. People who only wanted it on Nintendo. You sound just like them. Monster Hunter can thrive on multiple platforms. I fail to see why that is so hard.
and there're still millions of us who are waiting for the PC version so... there are at least 10 people alone in my group of friends who will buy it day 1 PC
yep the superior version with no frame cap maxed settings mods and the freedom to choose what res we want to game on with out any draw backs
@ONESHOTV2 You're a PC fanboy now?
Silly gameAr----- every one here knows I'm a PC gamer I play on the pro now and then but it could never replace my PC I do buy Xbox games on PC as well. https://imgur.com/RaT4tNy
Capcom has been doing great this generation.
Ur wrong about that since sfv and mvci failed.
Well deserved, it's one of my favourite games of this generation and it's the first Monster Hunter I've ever played. It's an incredible game, really, and I'm happy that more people finally managed to discover this series.
This game brought a lot of new fans to the series. Now im excited to see how Capcom handles the next few console installments.
I tried MHFU on PSP years ago but couldn't get into it. MHW has made me a fan and going forward I'll likely buy every game in the series.
Great news. I still hope they do Monster Hunter 5 on the PS4 and its single player based. I didn't mind Monster Hunter Online, it was basically that kind of online set up within a game I've spent the longest on (something Destiny could take a look at on how to do things content wise) but I did get annoyed at other online stuff like it still feeling like a grind fest in some places, although not as bad as other games. Then there was smaller little nit picks with the online elements like not being able to pause...I'm just so used to it especially within a tense fight I'm just worried Capcom will see this and go "Gee Whiz...lets make all our games online and EXACTLY like this"
I haven’t touched anything online with this game I always play solo.. this is my first monster hunter game and I love it so I hope they don’t fuck it up by making it more online focused and the fights are very long so being able to pause the game would be great.. The grind fest is border line annoying.... there have been times were all I need is one more item to complete my armor and it just doesn’t drop so fights need to be a little shorter or just drop what the hell I need! Lol
"and the fights are very long so being able to pause the game would be great" Yeah some can be very long and usually I have to go and do something or take a call so not having a pause button kind of a buzz kill for me. I know it's such a small thing but being able to just pause it to take a breather would be great.
This is Monster Hunter 5. Capcom specifically said so when all the naysayers were trying to claim that this wasn't a real Monster Hunter game and the next mainline MH game was coming to their preferred console. https://www.polygon.com/201...
This is money's Hunter 5
B-B-But this could only succeed on a handheld. Moving it to consoles would s-s-spell utter disaster
THIS! So happy they went with home consoles/PC this time around and not a freaking handheld. glad it paid off
let's not pretend that the games weren't successful on the 3DS or anything. Do you honestly expect to never see a MH game on either the 3DS or Switch?
Keep spinning it. They deserve the crow it’s being served. The series did fine on PS as well especially Freedom Unite
@Aspiring - exactly. No reason why MH can't exist on multiple platforms. Are you going to tell me now that MH only deserves to be on Sony platforms and not Nintendo? Are you not becoming exactly what you were against when it was exclusive to the 3DS?
He never said nor implied anything you just said. He was simply mocking people who acted like not being on handheld would spell disaster for the game. Work on your reading comprehension.
I hope capcom learned the lesson and that this game should be on the ps4
MH games should be on as many platforms as possible.
It is on the PS4. It also sold very well on Xbox, and will sell very well on PC. If every game was a PS4 exclusive, there would be no competition, and the video game market would go to shit. The real lesson learned is that fans appreciate when a developer makes a real quality game with no MT bullshit. MH:W was in development for something like 5 years, and it shows.
Capcom could have easily achieved this result if the previous Monster Hunter installments were also launched on PlayStation platforms.
Dunno, I think the timing was just right for it to return to Sony home console. A ps3 iteration probably wouldn’t have had the same success.
kevnb made a good point.
Great game. Finally got the Platinum last week.
That’s awesome. Good on them, I bet they are as shocked as everyone else.
Honestly, Monster Hunter series should have not been a nintendo exclusive. They lost a lot of potential money from Playstation and Microsoft due to this exclusivity.
All those years missed revenue....
Sales in itself doesn't necessarily determine raw profit. You'd have to consider how much was spent on development, advertisement, shipping/distribution, etc. Monster Hunter sold very, very well on 3DS (about 17 million copies across 3 titles if you include updated versions), and when Capcom felt it was right to bring it back to consoles, that's what they did. Remember, up until very recently, Capcom hasn't been in the greatest spot financially. They even needed help funding Street Fighter V, which is pretty much the biggest fighting series ever, so there were many factors in why they decided to have the series on 3DS. Budgets, install bases, market trends, online/network capabilities, localization, etc, etc.
You're right, but when you have a game that released on multiple platforms, you increase your chances of "raw Profit". For example, if you released a movie in only 100 theaters vs 3000 theaters, which one will most likely gain you profit?
Man I'm still playing this game and I picked it up from launch, I've never played a game for that long... although I'm getting burnt out trying to get all gold crowns. It's still a cool game though!
Just listen to your audience and you'll be ok.
WELL DESERVED. A fantastic game :)
Good to see the game get the attention. I stopped playing it after a week.
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