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Monster Hunter Rise Ships 5 Million Units

Monster Hunter Rise Ships 5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 April 2021 / 1,873 Views

Capcom announced Monster Hunter Rise has shipped five million units worldwide in one week since its release for the Nintendo Switch on March 26. The figure includes digital sales. 

This figure is up from four million units shipped in its opening weekend. This means it has shipped another one million units in less than a week. 

"Monster Hunter Rise is an all-new Monster Hunter title for Nintendo Switch," reads the press release from Capcom. "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 terrain 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.

"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 5 million units one week since release."

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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14 Comments
Kakadu18 (on 04 April 2021)

Well deserved. One of the best Switch games so far.

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Shiken (on 04 April 2021)

Honestly might be my game of the year. It would take something like BotW2 to beat it for me. I don't see any other game currently lined up this year that I think will hook me like this.

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curl-6 (on 04 April 2021)

Best Switch game since Breath of the Wild, glad it's finding it success it deserves

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Ninhut curl-6 (on 05 April 2021)

Pokemon sword? 1🤣

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badskywalker (on 04 April 2021)

Very nice

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VMCJonCarter (on 04 April 2021)

Been a week this is amazing

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Dulfite (on 05 April 2021)

I just wish I could like a game, ANY GAME, in this series. I feel such "missing out" on this series, but literally everytime I play it I think how frustrating, complicated, and boring the combat controls are too me.

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DonFerrari (on 05 April 2021)

Very strong.

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holzi (on 05 April 2021)

Considering Ghost took more than 6 months to sell 6,5 Million copies these numbers are pretty impressive.

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heavenmercenary01 holzi (on 05 April 2021)

what ghost? are you talking about ghost of tsushima? if yes, what's the point in comparing both franchaises?

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holzi heavenmercenary01 (on 06 April 2021)

I think it's a valid comparison because Ghost of Tsushima is considered a game that is selling well and this provides some context to the number how this game compares to other games that are AAA and are highly rated.

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heavenmercenary01 holzi (on 06 April 2021)

Ghost of tsushima is a new IP and monster hunter is existing since the PS2. In terms of comparison (saleswise) it should be the other way around. you're making it look like it's THE reference to be compared to while both have no common points at all.
One is capcom franchise the other one is sony
One is Switch exclusive the other is PS4 exclusive.
One is old the other is new.
Even in terms of gameplay and destined public, they are different.
could have compared it to World, resident evel, or any other successful game in japan, it would have made more sense. But here i am sorry, i don't see the relevance of that comparison. At this point you could have brought RDR, the Witcher or animal crossing and your point would have stood the same cauz all of them are extremely high selling games.

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Kakadu18 holzi (on 05 April 2021)

Ghost of Tsushima is a new IP, that's different.

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