Monster Hunter Rise, the latest hack and slash from Capcom, has topped some serious numbers after shifting 4 million units in its opening weekend.
Launched worldwide on 26 March, Monster Hunter Rise is certainly slaying some big goals as the latest entry in the Monster Hunter franchise cuts through its first weekend. Capcom has confirmed that after just three days, the Nintendo Switch adventure has moved a total of 4 million units. While this is an undoubtedly impressive number, it isn’t quite as many units as Monster Hunter World did during its opening last year, at around 5 million units.
The new Monster Hunter throws Nintendo Switch owners into the lush ninja-inspired land of Kamura Village. Players will find themselves exploring the landscape around the village, tracking down monsters and taking them down solo or with friends, for some fabulous prizes. All things considered, it seems that this is a huge success for Capcom, a company that can go from recent Resident Evil remakes to some dubious Devil may Cry 4 Pachinko machines.
We do need to note that shipped doesn’t necessarily mean sold, and while this gives us a great indication, the full financial figures and sales charts for Monster Hunter Rise will unfold over the next few weeks and months. With even more Monster Hunter coming later this year, in the form of Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, the Monster Hunter series seems likely to shift even more units throughout 2021. Check out more about Monster Hunter Rise over at the official website or slay some monsters by grabbing it for $59.99 / £49.99 over on the Nintendo eShop. As for the rest of us, we will need to hang on until 2022 to play Monster Hunter Rise.