The MOP Up: Big huge numbers for Monster Hunter World and Sky

    
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We assume that there are some of you out there who get an injection of dopamine anytime that we mention Big Huge Numbers here on the site. If that’s you, sit back and prepare to go on a natural high!

Monster Hunter World shows once again how much of a juggernaut it is as expansion Iceborne just topped five million units sold. The franchise itself has moved over 63 million copies since 2017. And over in mobile land, Sky: Children of the Light pushed out a press release saying that it’s seen 10 million downloads to date. Ahhhh. Thanks, brain!

And this is just the beginning of the rest of the news! Read on for a roundup of other smaller MMO news stories and videos from this past week in this edition of The MOP Up (and if you don’t see a news story that we should have covered, drop us a tip)!

Harry Potter Wizards Unite just added a photo mode: “Players can now use Ministry ID portrait filters, frames, and stickers to customize foundables in encounter photo mode and registry photo mode!”

Lineage 2 Essence servers got combat pets: “Battles together with fearless pets covering your back and a new spectacular equipment in the new version of the legendary game.”

You won’t be able to play Cyberpunk 2077 this summer — but you will be able to read about it! So that’s something.

Dark Age of Camelot’s Friday the 13th grab bag was all about healing, so if you’re a virtual medic, it’s a must-read. And Ultima Online has a patch for you to test: “Publish 108 brings new Veteran Rewards, new Ultima Store Items, updated house decay rules and more.”

Good news for World War Z players: Crossplay is here between PC and Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4 should be added in coming months.

Pre-registration for Blade and Soul Revolution is starting on March 24th. Will you be there?

We found out some more details about Bless Mobile, such as how much of the game is automated and the various types of activities to keep the gameplay from going stale.

What might happen when SpatialOS and Unreal team up? We’re about to find out.

Google Stadia? What are you still doing alive? Well, while you’re here, you might as well take The Division 2 to entertain your dozen users.

Vainglory’s dev team started up a new studio… to make another Vainglory game. Yeah, we don’t get it either.

Cloud-based gaming got a shot in the arm this month thanks to an $8.3 million investment into Mainframe Industries.

PUBG’s Update 6.3 added the Panzerfaust rocket launcher and some weapon rebalancing.

The Prosperous Universe team is coming off of a high from pushing out the Presence release for the space sandbox.

No matter how practical it may be, you know you want this four-chamber shotgun in Destiny 2:

TwoKinds Online fielded a ton of questions in February’s Q&A video:

The MMO industry pumps out more and more news every year – no site could possibly cover everything. That’s why we gather together all the extras every week in The MOP Up, our a weekly compilation of MMO info we don’t want lost in the cracks of time. Send us your news bits through our tips line!

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3dom

63M copies and 5M for expansion = 92% players aren’t buying the expansion. Apparently not that many players are interesting in extra-diffuclt mobs, just like it happened with raids in MMORPGs.

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Ammunn

I believe they may have some mix-up in those numbers, Capcom reported 15m sales for the base game in Jan 2020 (http://www.capcom.co.jp/ir/english/news/html/e200115.html)