Over 1.3 million copies of Monster Hunter Rise sold in Japanese retail in the first three days


Last updated on December 8th, 2022 at 03:13 pm

Over 1.3 million copies of Monster Hunter Rise sold in Japanese retail in the first three days

Famitsu magazine shared information on sales of retail editions of games in Japan from March 22 to March 28 this year. The action RPG Monster Hunter Rise easily topped the rating.

Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise

As a reminder, Capcom announced earlier this week that Monster Hunter Rise’s shipments in the first three days of worldwide sales exceeded 4 million copies. As it turned out, more than a quarter of this amount was accounted for by Japanese retail.

During this period, sales of physical editions of Monster Hunter Rise in the Land of the Rising Sun amounted to 1,302,132 copies (an approximate figure for Famitsu).

For comparison: the PS4 version of Monster Hunter: World (the game was not released on the Xbox One in Japan) once sold over 1.35 million copies throughout the country in the same period.


This tendency – a strong result but weaker than its predecessor – can be traced in other countries as well. For example, in the UK retail chart, Monster Hunter Rise also started at # 1 and lost to Monster Hunter: World.

Monster Hunter Rise would be popular in Japan became clear even before the release: pre-orders for the game were sold out in many popular retail stores.

While Monster Hunter Rise is only available on Nintendo Switch, the game will appear on PC in early 2022. And already at the end of April 2021, the project is waiting for the first free content update.

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