Monster Hunter Rise dominates the Japanese Nintendo eShop in 2021

When it comes to sales, it’s not only important to look at physical game sales, but also digital sales. The Nintendo eShop has plenty of titles between AAA titles and indie titles within its reach. And at the end of 2021, there is a very understandable leader at the top of the Japanese charts, and that is Rise of the Monster Hunter.

Why is this understandable? Japan is the biggest buyer of monster hunter games, even with the rise of playoffs in the west. And Rise has been selling very well since its launch. Nintendo has released the 30 best-selling games in Japan on the eShop, so see what’s been doing well in Japan this year below:

1. Rise of the Monster Hunter
2. Among Us
3. Pokemon Shiny Diamond
4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban!
5. Pokémon Shining Pearl
6. Human: Fall flat
7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
10. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
11. Clubhouse Games: 51 Global Classics
12. Mario Party Superstars
13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
14. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
15. Overcooked! 2
16. New Pokemon Snap
17. Splatoon 2
18. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
19. Together! The Fighting Cats
20. Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm and Exercise
21. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
22. Zelda: Sky Sword HD
23. Dragon Quest XI S
24. Dragon Quest III: Seeds of Salvation
25. Pokemon Sword
26. Game Builder Garage
27. Super Mario Party
28. Metroid Dread
29. Subtitle
30. Mitopia

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