Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak surpasses 2 million units shipped, Monster Hunter Rise breaks 10 million units
Posted on July 5, 2022 by Nicolas in News, Switch
Capcom has announced that shipments and digital sales for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak have already surpassed 2 million units globally. This is based on its combined sales for both the Switch and PC versions.
Furthermore, Capcom has also confirmed that the base game, Monster Hunter Rise, has sold over 10 million units globally, a success partially attributed to its series ongoing free updates, PC launch earlier this year and the release of Sunbreak itself. This is following up on prior announcements of the game breaching 8 million units sold in January and 9 million sold in May.
Here is an overview on the Monster Hunter series and its recent sales history directly from Capcom:
The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in a beautiful natural environment. Beginning with the first title in 2004, the series established a new genre in which players cooperate to hunt ferocious monsters with their friends and has since grown into a global phenomenon with cumulative sales of the series exceeding 84 million units shipped as of July 5, 2022. Notably, January 2018 release Monster Hunter: World has enjoyed sales growth in the four years since its launch, now holding the Capcom all-time record of 21 million* units shipped.
Further, March 2021 release Rise has also surpassed 10 million units shipped globally, which was achieved through a variety of measures including ongoing free updates and the launch of a PC version, as well as with the release of a set that includes Sunbreak.
Sunbreak is a massive premium expansion for Rise. In addition to new quest ranks, locales, monsters and never-before-experienced hunting actions, players can enjoy new story elements for Rise as well. Capcom released a demo version prior to launch, garnering praise and attention for the title, which resulted in shipments of over 2 million units globally. The company will continue to leverage its digital strategy going forward, aiming to maximize unit sales with ongoing promotions, including the continued release of free additional content and pricing strategies.
It should be noted that Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak released only last week, on June 30. That means this 2 million sales figure was reached in roughly 5 days since its launch, which is fairly impressive. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is also set to receive even more content down the line, as you can see through its content roadmap here.
Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is available digitally through the eShop as additional DLC content for Monster Hunter Rise. You can check out the game’s official site here.