Monster Hunter Has Shipped Four Million Copies Since The Weekend

Monster Hunter Has Shipped Four Million Copies Since The Weekend

Written by 

Mel Ramsay


29th Mar 2021 19:07

Capcom has confirmed that Monster Hunter Rise has shipped 4 million units worldwide since its release, which was on Friday. 

The game, for Nintendo Switch, has been a roaring success, with the company highlighting the achievement in a press release. However, they didn't say whether this was for both physical and digital sales combined, or even for just digital. 

They added that the since the first game, the series 'has grown into a global phenomenon with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 66 million units shipped as of December 31, 2020'. Which is also incredibly impressive. 

In terms of Monster Hunter Rise, they said: "In addition to new monsters and locales, the game provides a completely fresh take on the hunting experience through a host of new, exhilarating hunting actions made possible with the Wirebug. With this, players can traverse rocky cliffs via the Wall Run, soar over craggy terrain and through the air at high speed, or even bind monsters and control them. Further adding to the excitement is the debut of new "canyne" hunting partners called Palamutes, which hunters can ride to quickly navigate the maps."

The company added that in addition to Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, a new role-playing game is scheduled for release on July 9, 2021 that will feature elements that can link with Monster Hunter Rise. 

For all you PC gamers, you'll be happy to know that the game will be available on PC early next year. With Metacritic currently giving the game a score of 87 from critics, and 9.4 from users, it looks as though it's a game that can't be missed. 


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Mel was the Editor-in-Chief at GGRecon. She was previously a senior journalist at LADbible, where she also wrote regularly for GAMINGbible and SPORTbible. She then became Head of Editorial at Social Chain, where she led the teams on GameByte, FragHero, Sporf, Student Problems, and others. Her work can also be found on Sky News, BBC, The Drum, Huffington Post, Student Problems, TYLA, and a range of other publications.

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