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Monster Hunter Rise Ships 4 Million Units

Monster Hunter Rise Ships 4 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 April 2021 / 1,430 Views

Capcom announced Monster Hunter Rise has shipped four million units worldwide. The figure includes digital sales. 

To compare, Monster Hunter: World shipped five million units in the same amount of time. However, that game was available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One at launch, while Monster Hunter Rise is only available on the Nintendo Switch. 

Monster Hunter Rise Ships 4 Million Units

Here is an overview of the game:

Monster Hunter Rise is an all-new Monster Hunter title for Nintendo Switch. The game was developed with Capcom's proprietary RE ENGINE in order to provide a new, accessible Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere and with anyone.

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 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.

Monster Hunter Rise launched for the Nintendo Switch worldwide on March 26. A PC version is planned for release in early 2022.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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6 Comments
Kakadu18 (on 29 March 2021)

Huge success.

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curl-6 (on 29 March 2021)

Very nice! I hope that lifetime it can cross 10 million on Switch, and become the highest selling third party on any Ninty system

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Genuine (on 29 March 2021)

Monster sales in a exclusive console

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Kwaidd (on 29 March 2021)

are we talking launch day, or over the fri/sat/sun wknd? Impressive, regardless. Does this also include all the physical copies that people haven't been shipped as of yet? I'm still waiting my pre-ordered copy and can see from many posts, that I'm not alone.

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Kakadu18 Kwaidd (on 29 March 2021)

It's for the first three days.

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SvenTheTurkey Kwaidd (on 29 March 2021)

Hard to say. If it's in transit already, then probably. If it's on back order or something, maybe not.

But I assume this is copies of the game that have left the factory in the first 3 days plus digital.

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