Animal Crossing: New Horizons has got off to a great start and is shining worldwide with excellent sales figures. The success story of the new offshoot of the popular Life-Sim continues in the second week after its publication: in Japan alone another 700.000 copies of Animal Crossing: New Horizons were sold. The game thus places itself at the top of the sales charts as a matter of course


Right from the start, Nintendo was allowed to use the good sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons be happy. Fans have refilled and also made hundreds of thousands of purchases in the second week after the release in order to get to their deserted island. If you follow Famitsu's weekly sales charts, the Life-Sim has sold another 727.000 times - in Japan alone. Total sales there are around 2,6 million copies.

Sales figures continue to be convincing

Animal Crossing: New Horizons for Nintendo Switch remains a success story. It is no surprise that sales are lower than in the release week, but the numbers are still at a high level. More interesting than the growth of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the classification of total sales compared to other popular titles for Nintendo Switch.

A direct comparison shows how enormously successful the Life-Sim actually is. With around 2,6 million sales in Japan, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is catching up with the racer Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which has sold around 2,85 million times in total. For Pokémon Sword and Shield, on the other hand, around a million other copies are missing; 1,1 million are Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

To ensure that Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to win the hearts of fans, Nintendo has updated 1.1.2 with lots of bug fixes. The focus of the patch was on bug fixes, including the annoying message that there was no building site available for new islanders.

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Nintendo Switch sales are also holding up very well, albeit with a slight dip this week. In Japan, the hybrid console went over 280.000 times over the counter. For comparison: the PS4 sold 10.000 times in Japan; The Xbox Box is behind with 310 sales.

If you own a Nintendo Switch, you should definitely take care of the console. Due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the hybrid console is no longer available; prices have literally exploded.


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