Monster Hunter Rise launched on the Switch last week, the first mainline entry in the Monster Hunter series ever since Monster Hunter World managed to finally breach Western markets and turn the franchise into a household name. And while being a Switch exclusive certainly hasn’t done the game any favors, apparently the legions of Nintendo fans out there are more than enough to keep the hype train strong — because word just came that Capcom shipped around 5 million units
of the game over the past week, which pushes the franchise over the 70 million units shipped mark.
That’s pretty dang impressive, for a game that was once only really loved in Japan and parts of China.
For what it’s worth, it looks as if Capcom plans to really capitalize on this newfound popularity. Not only did they launch that movie (which was a bit of a mess, thanks largely to a stupid, pointless, kinda racist joke
), they’ve got a spin off, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, on the way later this year too. And Monster Hunter Rise is even going to be ported to PC next year, which is pretty exciting for a series of games that were console exclusive until very recently.All in all, it seems like a good time to hunt some monsters
. If that’s what you’re into, anyway.