Monster Hunter Rise is a hit on Nintendo Switch, shipping 4 million units globally

Monster Hunter Rise Azuros Multiplayer
Monster Hunter Rise Azuros Multiplayer (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 4 million units worldwide.
  • The launch weekend has been hugely successful for the game, especially overseas, with reports of sold-out stock across Asia.
  • Monster Hunter Rise is currently exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, with a PC release scheduled sometime in 2022.

If you ever had any doubt about Monster Hunter Rise being a hit on Nintendo's hybrid console, then you can lay those fears to rest. Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 4 million units worldwide.

In a press release by the Japanese developer, Capcom confirms that 4 million units have been shipped across the world. For comparison, Capcom shipped 5 million copies of the previous installment, Monster Hunter World, when it released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in January 2018. Rise's milestone is that much more impressive because it's limited to one system as opposed to Monster Hunter World.

Note that Capcom's shipped figures are not sold copies, but they include digital copies of the game as well as physical copies of the game sent to retailers.

Released on March 26, Monster Hunter Rise enjoyed a very successful launch, especially in Japan, where it reportedly sold 1.8 million units over a 3 day launch weekend. The monster-hunting multiplayer is already being praised by fans and critics alike, and is already one of the best games on the Nintendo Switch.

Monster Hunter Rise makes use of Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, which we also saw in Ghosts n' Goblins Resurrection, though obviously implemented in drastically different ways. The Monster Hunter brand continues to grow on the Nintendo Switch, with Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin set to release on July 9, 2021 on the Nintendo Switch.

Both Monster Hunter Rise and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin will eventually make their way to the PC sometime in 2022, but there are currently no plans for either Monster Hunter game to appear on the PS5 or Xbox Series X.

Zackery Cuevas

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