With the release of Monster Hunter: World on PC earlier this month, sales of the RPG have soared even higher. Capcom announced in a press release that World has "shipped over 10 million units." This combines both console and digital sales. In the press release, Capcom notes that World is the first ever Capcom title to reach this accomplishment. Capcom lists its highest-selling titles, updated June 30th, 2018. The closest to World is Resident Evil 5, with 7.4 million units sold. Monster Hunter: World's sales will likely continue to increase, so it will take a future popular game to surpass it.
Monster Hunter: World launched on consoles back in January to critical acclaim. It has a 90 on Metacritic, the only Monster Hunter title to achieve the score. Why has it continued to do so well? In an interview with GameSpot, World's director, Yuya Tokuda, summed up why the game has been well received worldwide: "Each game has its own targets and goals and we work towards them, and accessibility and ease of play was a big focus for us on World."
The Monster Hunter series has always been liked, but notably complex. World's success seems to be due to its accessibility. As read in Tokuda's statement, World was made to appeal to a broader audience. If some people were reluctant to jump into the series due to to its high learning curve, World represented a way in. With over 10 million copies shipped, it's clear the game has succeeded.
Sadly, Nintendo Switch owners are out of luck when it comes to experiencing Monster Hunter: World. The game has not released on Nintendo's current console, and probably never will. Back in January, IGN interviewed both game directors, Kaname Fujioka and Yuya Tokuda, and asked about any plans of bringing the game to Switch. The answer was: "We don't have any plans for the Switch at the moment." Later in June, Capcom had a shareholder meeting and the question of World appearing on Switch popped up. According to Game Informer, those reporting from the event stated that World cannot release for the console. Thus, whether it be for technology reasons (Dave Thier of Forbes notes that the Switch is less powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One) or something else, it sounds like fans should not expect a release on Switch.
At the very least, Switch owners will get to pick up a Monster Hunter title on August 28th, in the form of Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate.
Monster Hunter: World is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.