Monster Hunter Rise Japan Sales

Monster Hunter Rise is Japan’s Best Selling Game Two Months in a Row

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Monster Hunter Rise remains Japan’s best selling game for two months in a row. In a report by Famitsu, the Japanese outlet revealed sales numbers for the month of April 2021. This included total numbers sold by each game during a four week period, which spanned from March 29 to April 25, 2021. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

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Monster Hunter Rise continued to dominate the chart, selling a total of 668,239 units during that period. However, NieR Replicant managed to secure second place with 108,838 units sold. As it stands, Monster hunter Rise has sold roughly 1.97 million copies in Japan according to the report.

Additionally, Famitsu disclosed monthly sales for consoles. The Nintendo Switch remained the top seller during this period, with a total of 431,225 units sold. The PlayStation 5 came in second at 78,567 units. This number is down from the previous month’s 157,352 units. The list also included a list of developers by rank, with Capcom securing the number one spot thanks to Monster Hunter Rise. Nintendo took second place, with Square Enix ranking third.

Capcom revealed in late April that Monster Hunter Rise had sold roughly 6 million copies worldwide. This effectively put Monster Hunter Rise right behind Street Fighter II on Capcom’s all time sale’s ranking list.

Monster Hunter Rise is immediately available for the Nintendo Switch, with a PC release scheduled for early 2022.

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