Sunday August 12, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Smashes the Record for Biggest Japanese Launch on Steam Ever

While early hints of a bad port suggested a rocky launch, Monster Hunter: World has managed to release with much success: Steamcharts is currently showing over 250,000 players for the game, making it not only the biggest Japanese game ever released on the service by concurrent players, but also the biggest launch on Steam of any game on the platform this year.

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Prior to MHW, the biggest day-one numbers for a new game this year came from Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which pulled in nearly 96,000 players. For comparison's sake, Final Fantasy 15, another big Japanese RPG, had a peak of only 29,729 Steam players on release.