Famitsu has published his estimate of video game and console sales in Japan during the week of March 22-28, a period that, as in Spain and the rest of the world, has been marked by the launch of Monster Hunter Rise on Nintendo Switch. The new game in the Capcom saga has been released in the Asian country selling more than 1.3 million units in its first weekend in stores, which evidently puts it at the top of the best-seller list.
Monster Hunter Rise It is a worldwide success and has managed to shoot Capcom shares to historic highs, in fact shortly after its launch we learned that had already reached four million units sold. As a comparison, the immediately previous installment of the saga, Monster Hunter World, placed 1,350,412 physical copies on PS4 in its first three days on sale and the five million worldwide.
Returning to the sales of the week in Japan, the rest of the list follows a rhythm quite similar to that of the previous period, removing new releases such as Monster Hunter Rise or that of The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five, whose version of Switch is placed in the third position of more sold and the one of PS4 in the ninth. The second place is for Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, undisputed leader of the last weeks.
Below you can see the complete list Top-selling video games in Japan during the week of March 22-28:
- [NSW] Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom. 03/26/21) 1.302.132 (Nuevo)
- [NSW] Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo. 02/12/21) 37.166 (592.683)
- [NSW] The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five (Mages.. 03/25/21) 20.374 (Nuevo)
- [NSW] Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa. Heisei. Reiwa mo Teiban! (Konami. 11/19/20) 20.179 (2.072.296)
- [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo. 04/28/17) 13.207 (3.751.594)
- [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo. 10/18/19) 12.632 (2.479.573)
- [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo. 03/20/20) 11.145 (6.710.861)
- [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft. 06/21/18) 11.096 (1.872.739)
- [PS4] The Quintessential Quintuplets ∬: Summer Memories Also Come in Five (Mages.. 03/25/21) 10.378 (Nuevo)
- [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo. 12/07/18) 10.270 (4.218.939)
Switch is infected by the success of Monster Hunter Rise
The premiere of Monster Hunter Rise has also had repercussions on the side of the hardware, as Nintendo Switch (the only platform for which it is available at the moment, although it will also arrive on PC in early 2022) sold last week 267,497 units between its two models, which makes you overcome the barrier of 19 million consoles sold since its launch.
As for the rest of the consoles, PS5 has sold a total of 62,295 units between its two models, PS4 a total of 2189 consoles and Xbox Series X/S has sold 1,279 units, achieving a better figure for its most economical model: Series S. According to Gematsu, both new generation consoles maintain their stock problems and Japn.
Below you can see the complete list top-selling consoles in Japan during the week of March 22-28:
- Switch 190.133 (15.558.365)
- Switch Lite 77.364 (3.526.983)
- PlayStation 5 51.931 (485.476)
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition 10.364 (94.735)
- PlayStation 4 2174 (7.775.056)
- New 2DS LL (incluyendo 2DS) 933 (1.160.124)
- Xbox Series S 847 (9373)
- Xbox Series X 432 (30.636)
- PlayStation 4 Pro 15 (1.575.723)