Monster Hunter World was a risky venture for Capcom: a vast, expensive game for home consoles in a series mostly popular in a country where home consoles no longer are. But new numbers out of Japan today, along with an announcement earlier in the week, suggest that the bet has paid off big time.

According to figures from Famitsu, which tracks Japanese retail sales, Monster Hunter World has sold more than 1.35 million copies in the country since its release on Friday. That doesn’t include digital sales — physical copies of the game are widely sold out across Japan, and Famitsu estimates that the total number is more than 2 million.

Monster Hunter has historically been most popular on handheld systems, and the best-selling game in the…

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