Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin has shipped more than one million copies after the game launched earlier this month.
The shipped number update was officially released by Capcom in a social media post through the series’ official Twitter account. The second entry in the Monster Hunter Stories series is doing much better than the original 2016 title which sold a little bit more than 300,000 copies on Nintendo 3DS.
As of March 2021, the Monster Hunter series has accumulated over 72 million units while this number is the official sales number it’s looking like Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin might bring the main series over to the 73 million threshold. It isn’t the only Monster Hunter game to reach high numbers this year as the March-released Nintendo Switch exclusive, Monster Hunter Rise shipped over four million copies during its opening weekend.
“The numbers are in! Monster Hunter Stories 2 has shipped over 1 million units worldwide! Thank you, new Riders, for embarking on this adventure with us!” Cpacom said in a statement.
If you’re unaware of the game, in Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin you take on the role of a grandchild of the famed Monster Rider Rid. Through your journey, you meet up with a wyverian girl named Ena who entrusts you with a Rathalos egg. A little after it hatches which is when the game really kicks off.
Monster Hunter Stories sequel is unlike other entries in the series, it more focuses on befriending monsters or as the game calls them ‘Monsties’ instead of hunting them. The game features turn-based gameplay which has players utilizing monsters to get an advantage in battle.
One of the changes in this Monster Hunter game is that a monster’s behaviour isn’t randomized. The behaviour is much more specific which makes it much easier for players to counter in combat.
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin was released on July 9th and is currently avaliable to play on PC and Nintendo Switch.