What you need to know
- Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 5 million copies worldwide.
- The Nintendo Switch exclusive has earned praise from both critics and fans alike.
- Monster Hunter Rise will release on PC sometime in 2022.
The latest entry in the Monster Hunter series, Monster Hunter Rise, has already reached another milestone just one week after launch. Monster Hunter Rise has now shipped 5 million copies worldwide.
In a press release from Capcom, the developer announced the Nintendo Switch exclusive has shipped 5 million copies globally. This comes just after the announcement that Monster Hunter Rise shipped 4 million units over its launch weekend.
Note that these are not sales figures but shipped figures, and they factor in both digital copies as well as physical copies of the game. This number puts it in the same range as its predecessor, Monster Hunter World, which shipped 5 million copies worldwide when it was released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January 2018 (it was also the first Capcom game to ship over 14 million units globally). Monster Hunter Rise's milestone is even more impressive since it's currently only available on the Nintendo Switch.
The continued success the game is enjoying is thanks in part to the positive critical and commercial reception. In our Monster Hunter Rise review, we called it the "best Monster Hunter game to date," and a candidate for one of the best Nintendo Switch games of all time.
Monster Hunter Rise is the second Switch game released by Capcom that makes use of Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, the first being Ghost n' Goblins Resurrection. The engine is responsible for the clean visuals and rock-solid performance that the game enjoys on the Switch, and we're certain we'll see if implemented again in the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, which will release on July 9, 2021. Monster Hunter Stories 2 will feature elements that can link to Monster Hunter Rise.
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Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.