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Monster Hunter Rise Topped Japan’s Nintendo Switch 2021 Download Ranking

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Monster Hunter Rise Topped Japan's Nintendo Switch 2021 Download Ranking

People can get an idea of what some of the top Nintendo Switch game downloads were in Japan. The company released the 2021 Nintendo Switch Download Ranking. The list goes over the 30 most-downloaded games from the eShop for the year. For 2021, Monster Hunter Rise ended up being the most popular downloaded game in Japan.

Here’s the full list of the 30 titles noted in the Japanese Nintendo Switch 2021 Download Ranking. Of the 30, only two aren’t available worldwide.

  1. Monster Hunter Rise
  2. Among Us
  3. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond
  4. Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa, Heisei, Reiwa mo Teiban! (Note: This game is only available in Japan.)
  5. Pokemon Shining Pearl
  6. Human Fall Flat
  7. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  8. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  9. Minecraft
  10. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  11. Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
  12. Mario Party Superstars
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  14. The Legend of 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 Battle Cats (Note: An Asian English version is available called The Battle Cats Unite!
  20. Fit Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
  21. Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town
  22. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  23. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  24. Dragon Quest III
  25. Pokemon Sword
  26. Game Builder Garage
  27. Super Mario Party
  28. Metroid Dread
  29. Undertale
  30. Miitopia
  31. There’s no similar ranking for North America or Europe at the moment.

    As for Monster Hunter Rise, some big months lie ahead for the Switch game. The PC version of the game will launch on January 12, 2022. Also, its Sunbreak expansion will appear in Summer 2022. However, it will be a while before we hear more. Capcom noted more news on it will appear in Spring 2022.

    Here’s Capcom’s teaser.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.