Talk about a smashing success. Capcom today announced they have shipped 5 million copies of Monster Hunter Rise globally. Notably, this number does include digital sales. While some may initially scoff that shipped doesn’t mean sales – for Capcom there is literally no difference. Shipped means retailers or direct to consumer sales have reached 5 million orders. You do not get those numbers without demand. Considering how hard physical copies have been to come by, it’s pretty safe to say they are selling out of virtually every unit they ship.
Monster Hunter Rise is off to one off to the fastest start of any third party game on Switch. Where will this train stop? Nobody’s knows!