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Capcom: Monster Hunter Rise Sales Exceeded Expectations

Capcom: Monster Hunter Rise Sales Exceeded Expectations - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 June 2021 / 2,807 Views

Capcom released Monster Hunter Rise for the Nintendo Switch on March 26 and a month later the game had shipped over six million units worldwide. The figure includes digital sales. 

Capcom in its financial results Q&A revealed Monster Hunter Rise sales has exceeded internal expectations. This was mainly due to its strong sales in Japan and Asia. 

"The title exceeded our internal expectations for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 primarily due to a strong performance in Japan and Asia," said Capcom.

Capcom: Monster Hunter Rise Sales Exceeded Expectations

"We believe there is still plenty of potential for additional growth in the US and European markets and will continue to focus on growing sales globally with the launch of the PC version."

Monster Hunter World is the best-selling game in the franchise with over 17.1 million units sold as of March 31, 2021. The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion has sold 7.7 million units. 


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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4 Comments
curl-6 (on 21 May 2021)

Who would have thought; release a high quality and desirable game on the Switch, actually market it, and people will buy it.

  • +10
SanAndreasX curl-6 (on 22 May 2021)

Yep. We get criticized for not wanting to buy half-assed third party ports on Nintendo consoles.

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mjk45 SanAndreasX (on 23 May 2021)

It had the advantage of being one of the more popular and well known 3rd party series on Nintendo hardware ,that and Worlds success in terms of broadening the audience combined with creating a template for rise to build from also helped , It would have be a bigger shock if it wasn't a success .

  • +5
UnderwaterFunktown (on 21 May 2021)

Well I'm not suprised. World really made MH into a much bigger IP in the west and being on Switch insured a damn strong performance back home.

  • +9