Capcom’s Monster Hunters Rise sold 4 million copies in its first three days of launch, and it has now climbed to 5 million sales since March 26th.
Capcom did clarify that Rise shipped 5 million copies, not sold that many. However, it’s still a big number a speaks to success and appeal of the franchise. Monster Hunter games had shipped 66 million units as of December 31st, 2020, Capcom said. With these new sales figures, that number is pushed close to 71 million.
The Monster Hunter series debuted in 2004 and has been a massive success since then. It was once only popular in Japan, but is now expanding westward and finding a new audience. Before Rise, Monster Hunter World reached some huge sales numbers because of this global appeal.
Capcom is planning to release Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin for Switch and PC on July 9th, 2021–which can be “linked” Rise–and will be releasing Monster Hunter Rise for PC in early 2022.