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Monster Hunter Rise Sells 1.3 Million in Japan in Its First Week

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Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise is leading Japanese sales charts and sold over 1.3 million units in its first week. The figures came courtesy of Famitsu‘s weekly sales estimates, where the latest release in Capcom’s flagship franchise dominated gaming activity.

According to the report, Monster Hunter Rise bested all comers over the week, selling through a total of 1, 302,132 copies at retail. This is slightly below the 1.35 million copies sold by Monster Hunter: World upon its release, though it’s worth pointing out that World managed that figure in its first three days, rather than its first week, and was available on multiple platforms. On the global stage, the game has shipped over 4 million copies worldwide.

Switch games besides Monster Hunter Rise also led the charts, with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and The Quintessential Quintuplets ff bringing up distant second and third places, respectively. In fact, of the top thirty titles sold, only two non-Switch games placed: The PS4 editions of Quintessential Quintuplets ff and SD Gundam G Generation Cross Rays Platinum Edition.

The release of Monster Hunter Rise also put a shot in the arm of Nintendo Switch hardware sales. As the first mainline Monster Hunter game to come to a portable system since 2018’s Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Rise was a fresh reason for people to jump on board with the Switch or for existing Switch owners to nab another unit to play with friends or family. The Switch sold 267,497 units across both the original and Switch Lite. An interesting insight is the split in hardware sell-through. The original Switch outsold the Switch Lite by more than two-to-one, despite the Lite having otherwise identical internal hardware and being considerably cheaper.

As for other hardware, the PS5’s disc and Digital Editions took third and fourth place in the ranking, selling 62,295 units in total. Despite stock issues for new consoles in general, PS5 Disc edition sales outnumbered Digital Edition ones five-fold. The Xbox Series S and X combined were both outsold by the base model PS4.

Monster Hunter Rise is available for the Nintendo Switch. Check out our beginner’s guide to the game if you’re new to the series.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.