Monster Hunter World is hunting down other video games and murdering them with its arsenal of gargantuan swords, fearsome axes and insect spears. The game has overtaken PUBG as the top paid game on the Xbox Store, occupying both the #1 and #3 spots for its physical and digital versions respectively.
PUBG still maintains the #2 spot, with Madden NFL 18 GOAT Super Bowl Edition in #4.
It gets a little confusing when you start comparing this ranking to other rankings on the Xbox Store. For instance, Most Played has Monster Hunter World in seventh place, well behind games like Fortnite and PUBG.
Indeed, Call of Duty: WW2 is #3 in Most Played Xbox One games, while it sits way down the Top Paid list at #10.
Either way, Monster Hunter World is obviously doing great on Xbox One which is wonderful news for fans of the series which has never been a major player in the West. With the success of Monster Hunter World, expect the franchise to no longer remain a mostly Japanese-centric series.
Monster Hunter World also occupies the top spot on the PlayStation store. This is perhaps less surprising given that PlayStation is a Japanese brand and has a lot more Japanese games on it. Still, it speaks to the game’s incredible success overall.
I admit, I’m still not much of a fan of Monster Hunter games (here’s why) but I can appreciate why others like this one—even if some early fans of the game are already burning out.
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