Capcom Announces Monstrous Sales Numbers for Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise launched to an incredible opening weekend, selling over 4 million copies within its first couple of days available. Capcom has now announced that since the game’s launch on March 26, Monster Hunter Rise has officially sold over 5 million units globally.
Monster Hunter Rise is the latest Monster Hunter title, and is currently available exclusively for the Nintendo Switch, with a PC version set to release sometime in early 2022.
Now that the game has surpassed 5 million units sold, it has officially surpassed the last Monster Hunter title to release on the Nintendo Switch, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, which as of September 2020, previously sold about 4 million units since its release in 2018.
It’ll still be some time until the game surpasses the reigning Monster Hunter king, Monster Hunter World, which has sold over 16 million copies across the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 versions of the game as of November 2020.
Capcom credits part of the game’s successful launch to the two demos they made available prior to the game’s release.
“The title garnered critical acclaim following the release of two demos featuring both local and online cooperative play prior to launch, with resulting shipments exceeding 4 million units.”
It’s not just Monster Hunter Rise’s sale figures that are looking good at launch as the game has been getting critical praise and extremely positive reviews.
Monster Hunter Rise isn’t the only game from the series fans get to enjoy this year as the turn-based monster capturing spin-off, Monster Hunter Stories: Wings of Ruin is set to release this July.
Monster Hunter Rise has the potential to be the best-selling entry in the series and with Monster Hunter Stories: Wings of Ruin releasing so closely behind it, this is going to be a great year for Capcom.