Monster Hunter series passes 100 million sales, Monster Hunter Rise sales reach 15 million units

Capcom has announced, in addition to their recent financial results, a new milestone for the Monster Hunter series - as the franchise has now surpassed 100 million copies sold, worldwide. 25 million of these sales are from Monster Hunter: World alone, not accounting for sales of the Monster Hunter World: Iceborne expansion. This is up 5 million sales from last December, when the company had revealed that cumulative series' sales had reached 95 million alongside the reveal of the upcoming Monster Hunter Wilds.

With this milestone seemingly accounting for expansion sales - Monster Hunter World (25 million), Monster Hunter Rise (15 million) and both their expansions (12 million, 8 million) it appears that 60% of the sales milestone has been a direct result of games in the franchise that Capcom have released in the last 6 years. Talk about explosive growth!

Monster Hunter Wilds releases sometime next year. In commemoration of Monster Hunter Rise's new sales milestone, the company has revealed a new piece of art to celebrate the game's continued success.

Capcom Co., Ltd. (Capcom) today announced that worldwide cumulative sales of the Monster Hunter series surpassed 100 million *1 units.

The Monster Hunter series consists of hunting action games that pit players against giant monsters in beautiful natural environments. After the series created a social phenomenon through play on handheld consoles and solidified its standing as one of Japan’s most beloved game series, it went on to global-brand status with the release of Monster Hunter: World in 2018. This title has consecutively sold over 1 million units each year in the seven years since its release, with sales now totaling over 25 million units worldwide, as it continues to set new Capcom record-highs.*2

Further, in 2021 Capcom released Monster Hunter Rise, followed in 2022 by Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, a massive premium expansion for the base game. Capcom has been promoting wider platform support and long-term worldwide digital sales for these titles, leading both to sell over approximately 2 million units annually since each was released. As a result, cumulative sales of Monster Hunter Rise have surpassed 15 million units while those for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak have exceeded 8 million units.

In addition to exciting new-title releases such as those above, as well as wide-ranging business development activities that reach beyond games—including movies, food, and merchandise—the announcement of Monster Hunter Wilds, the latest title in the Monster Hunter series that is scheduled for release in 2025, increased interest from game players and helped drive cumulative sales over 100 million units.*1

Capcom has been expanding its user base by bolstering global sales via its digital strategy and promoting long-term sales in more than 230 countries and regions. The company is firmly committed to satisfying the expectations of all users by leveraging its industry-leading game development capabilities in order to create highly entertaining gameplay experiences.

*1 As of March 31, 2024
*2 Includes shipments of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Master Edition