Monster Hunter Rise for Nintendo Switch has sold 4 million units worldwide, publisher Capcom announced.
The new game in the Monster Hunter series launched globally last week, March 26th. Capcom announced the excellent start for the title through a press release. These numbers include both digital and physical sales, although it should be noted that “physical” shipments refer to the number of copies that have been shipped to retailers. This does not mean that all of these physical copies have already actually been sold to consumers.
Still, that’s certainly an impressive number, especially considering that Monster Hunter World managed to ship 5 million units globally in its first 3 days, but across two platforms (PS4 and Xbox One), while Monster Hunter Rise is currently only available on Nintendo Switch.
Monster Hunter Rise is a brand new Monster Hunter title for the Nintendo Switch. The game was developed with Capcom’s proprietary RE ENGINE to provide a new accessible Monster Hunter experience that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and with anyone. Beyond new monsters and locations, the game offers a whole new vision of the hunting experience through a series of new hunting actions made possible with Wirebug.
With this, players can traverse rocky cliffs via the Wall Run, soar over steep terrain, or even controlling monsters. The title gained critical acclaim following the launch of two demos with resulting distributions exceeding 4 million units.