Monster Hunter World is One of Steam's Biggest New Releases in 2018

Jackson Bostian

Jackson Bostian

That number has already put Monster Hunter: World on the list of the biggest launches in Steam's history; it's eclipsed No Man's Sky and Civilization 6, and sits below GTA5 and Fallout 4's massive launch day numbers. The reason for this is that Steam usually allows players to begin downloading the files of their pre-purchased games 24 hours prior to the game's official release date. So you're not in the dark all day, here are the release times for Monster Hunter World in different regions across the globe.

Another statistic, Kingdom Come: Deliverance previously held the 2018 "best day one numbers" with 96,000 users saddling up for adventure.

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When it released, it appeared to be gaining steady traction but has since died down a bit. At its peak already, Monster Hunter: World has topped out at 239,779 players which is good for the seventh most-concurrently played game in Steam's history, let alone the biggest for a new release this year. Its average daily high is 240,872 and its average daily low is 187,005 (because this game released today, those numbers aren't saying too much, but it will be interesting to see what they are in the coming weeks).

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