Monster Hunter Rise, as expected, is a powerhouse. It’s a “system seller,” and the data is showing that’s the case, at least in Japan thus far.
Fatmitsu has reported its latest sales figures for Japan for the week of March 28, and no surprise, Monster Hunter Rise leads the way on Switch with over 1.3 million units sold. Trickling down, the Switch sold 190,133 units through the week of March 28, with a further 77,364 Switch Lite units (looks like the Lite was a good idea!).
For reference, the last Japanese chart numbers, for the week through March 21, had the Switch at 52,579 units sold and 36,525 Switch Lites. It’s a significant jump! And given that Monster Hunter Rise can be played both online and locally, pretty much anyone can grab a Switch, grab the game, and go, and play with friends.
Looking at the rest of the chart, Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is still doing well, as is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which refuses to die in the region. It’s kind of insane how dominate the Switch is, still, in terms of hardware and software. The next highest contender in the latter category is the PS5 with 51,931 units pushed that week, then the PS5 Digital Edition with 10,364.
Some weeks, it’s not even a contest!
Source: Destructoid Monster Hunter Rise caused a surge in Switch hardware sales in Japan