Monster Hunter Rise Makes a Monstrous Nintendo Switch Debut on Famitsu Charts

Published 04/02/2021, 8:39 AM EDT
Source: Monster Hunter


Nintendo Switch exclusive Monster Hunter Rise is the sixth installment in the Monster Hunter series after Monster Hunter: World. Capcom developed and published the action-filled role-playing title, which released on March 26, 2021.

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Monster Hunter Rise is set in the village of Kamura, which is threatened by an event known as ‘The Rampage’. The game Monster Hunter Rise is a ‘lite’ version of Monster Hunter World, with all the mechanics and monsters that made the original game great now in one portable size. Here, you get all the fun weapons, combo systems and more, in a slightly smaller world.

The surreal graphics of the various beasts combined with the compatibility of a Nintendo Switch has ensured a record-breaking debut. The Famitsu Japanese charts week ending 28th March saw Monster Hunter Rise end up at the top of the charts.

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A new mainstay for Nintendo?

Within a week of its release, the game has sold 1,302,132 physical copies. This was substantially higher than Nintendo mainstays, such as the second place Super Mario 3D World+ Bowser’s Fury and eighth-placed Minecraft.

To put the game’s success in perspective, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 1,880,626 physical copies within its first three days of the sale in Japan.

Here are the top ten selling games according to the Famitsu charts this week:

  1. Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom, 03/26/21) – 1,302,132 (New)
  2. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo, 02/12/21) – 37,166 (592,683)
  3. The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five (Mages., 03/25/21) – 20,374 (New)
  4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami, 11/19/20) – 20,179 (2,072,296)
  5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,207 (3,751,594)
  6. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 12,632 (2,479,573)
  7. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 11,145 (6,710,861)
  8. [Minecraft (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 11,096 (1,872,739)
  9. [PS4] The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five (Mages., 03/25/21) – 10,378 (New)
  10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 10,270 (4,218,939)

The monstrous debut of Monster Hunter Rise also had a trickle-down effect on the hardware sales of the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite.

Here are the sales for the various consoles:

  1. Switch – 190,133 (15,558,365)
  2. Switch Lite – 77,364 (3,526,983)
  3. PlayStation 5 – 51,931 (485,476)
  4. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 10,364 (94,735)
  5. PlayStation 4 – 2,174 (7,775,056)
  6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 933 (1,160,124)
  7. Xbox Series S – 847 (9,373)
  8. Xbox Series X – 432 (30,636)
  9. PlayStation 4 Pro – 15 (1,575,723)

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Have you gotten a chance to try Monster Hunter rise yet? If so, how are you enjoying it? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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