Capcom has a new killer app, especially seeing how many copies the new instalment of Monster Hunter shipped in just one week…
The Japanese company announced that if we add both the total shipments and digital sales via the Nintendo eShop, Monster Hunter Rise has hit five million units. Let’s add that the game launched on March 26 on the Nintendo Switch, and it already hit four million on March 29. If this still doesn’t give you enough context, Monster Hunter: World reached five million in the same amount of time, but at launch, it was available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (the latter skipping Japan), meaning it had two platforms, not just one!
Here’s Monster Hunter Rise’s overview by Capcom: „Monster Hunter Rise is an all-new Monster Hunter title for 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. 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 before launch, with resulting shipments exceeding five million units one week since release,” Capcom wrote.
In case you want to play Monster Hunter Rise on something else than the Nintendo Switch, you will have to wait until early 2022 for a PC port, and from that point, the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series might both receive it at a later date.