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US: NPD Group – Monster Hunter Rise enters at No.2 and Switch No.1

The United States video game software and hardware sales tracking firm the NPD Group has confirmed that the Nintendo Switch was the best-selling system during the month of March and Sony’s PlayStation 5 was the fastest-selling system. The big new game during the month of March was Monster Hunter Rise which made its debut on the Nintendo Switch system at No.2. Here’s the details from Games Beat.

Monster Hunter: Rise

In terms of new games, Monster Hunter: Rise was the big one for the month. It outsold everything except for Call of Duty.

“Monster Hunter: Rise debuted as March’s second best-seller, while also ranking first on Switch,” said Piscatella. “With just one month on the market, lifetime dollar sales of Monster Hunter: Rise rank second among all Monster Hunter franchise releases, trailing only Monster Hunter: World.”

RankLast Month RankMarch 2021 Top 20 Games (Physical and Full Game Digital from the Nintendo eShop, PlayStation, STEAM and Xbox platforms for publishers in the Digital Leader Panel) ranked on dollar salesPublisher
12Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
2NEWMonster Hunter: RiseCapcom USA
3NEWOutridersSquare Enix Inc (Corp)
41Super Mario 3D World*Nintendo
54Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
69Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
77Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
810Animal Crossing: New Horizons*Nintendo
916Super Mario 3D All-Stars*Nintendo
108MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
1111Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)Activision Blizzard (Corp)
1214Super Smash Bros. Ultimate*Nintendo
1319Pokemon: Sword/Shield*Nintendo
1415Mortal Kombat 11Warner Bros. Interactive
1565Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About TimeActivision Blizzard (Corp)
1620The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*Nintendo
175Madden NFL 21Electronic Arts
1813NBA 2K21*Take-Two Interactive
1922Super Mario Party*Nintendo
2012FIFA 21Electronic Arts
* Digital sales not included


3 thoughts on “US: NPD Group – Monster Hunter Rise enters at No.2 and Switch No.1”

      1. That is not at all what it means. Neither is a measure of dollars earned. The PS5 is supply constrained. They sold quickly, then ran out of stock on shelves.

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