Capcom has announced that its RPG Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has surpassed 1 million units in worldwide shipments since launching earlier this month. Here’s the announcement tweet from Capcom with a full look at the artwork:
— Monster Hunter (@monsterhunter) July 20, 2021
Monster Hunter games are always big sellers in Japan, and Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin sold an estimate of 137,676 units through retailers. That’s a few thousand short of the first Monster Hunter Stories game, which opened with a little over 140,000 physical copies sold for the 3DS in its Japanese debut.
While both opening week numbers were similar in Japan, the first Monster Hunter Stories never made it into Capcom’s list of Platinum Titles. Having reached 1 million units shipped in just over a week, we can expect the sequel to become the 105th Capcom title to make the list soon. The Monster Hunter RPG also debuted at #3 on the UK charts. This shows that the global popularity of Monster Hunter has well increased over the past five years.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin is available for the Nintendo Switch and PC. If you’re just getting into the game, check our previous report for a look at future updates in a roadmap that goes up to October 2021.