Animal Crossing: New Horizon is the best selling title of Nintendo Switch of Japan


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Milestones of sales have been surpassed by Animal Crossing: New Horizon since it has released. The reasons for the milestones could be very much due to the timing of the game’s release during the period when many of the ‘Stay at home Orders’ begin across the planet due to the pandemic of Covid-19 or it could be because of its first title that is there in the series and will be launched on the platform of the Nintendo Switch. Sincere thanks are offered for the physical release as well as the digital one as there is no dearth of fans who are obtaining the game for the platform of the Nintendo Switch.

Earlier in this week, the earning has been posted by the platform of Nintendo Switch. It has been revealed by the company that the game Animal Crossing: New Horizon has sold a staggering 11.77 million physical and digital units in the first 12 days after it has been launched. After almost six weeks, over 13 million copies of the game have been sold. Animal Crossing: New Horizons Is Now Japan’s Best Selling Nintendo Switch Title.

By the end of April, a total of 3.9 million copies have been sold by the game in Japan, and in that month alone it has registered a sale of 1.29 million. Other games that are highly anticipated have been outsold by this game such as the game for the PlayStation 4 called the Final Fantasy 7 Remake.

The game Animal Crossing: New Horizon has now been the fastest-selling title in Japan officially for the Nintendo Switch. It is quite likely and possible that the title might take over and might race ahead of the Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that has surpassed separately sales of over 16 million.

According to information by the NPD Group, the game of Animal Crossing: New Horizon has been the best selling game for March 2020.  It has been second on the list of this year’s best-selling games. The title ranks the third amongst the highest launch made by any of the games from the Nintendo Switch platform that has been tracked in the history of the company. The only two other games that have managed to surpass this were Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (that includes the version of Welcome amiibo) has now officially outsold Animal Crossing: New Horizon that has sold a staggering 12 million units. Animal Crossing: Wild World, which is the previous game that has sold an enormous number of 11 million worldwide.

While records have been surpassed by Animal Crossing: New Horizon, other issues are experienced by Nintendo due to COVID-19. There have been shortages of supply in the consoles of Nintendo Switch due to shutdowns that are mandatory as a result of the outbreak. Games such as Ring Fit Adventure that require physical releases have been a sell-out all across the globe and it has also been resold for higher prices on third-party websites. If both can be obtained by a player, the repairs for other accessories and consoles are taking more time than usual.

The game Animal Crossing: New Horizon has provided hours of fun to many gamers and is continuing to do it as the players are staying indoors. Even though in many places across the globe, the lockdowns are being lifted, new events are slowly rolled out by the platform of the Nintendo Switch throughout this year.

The game Animal Crossing: New Horizon is an exclusive offering by the Nintendo Switch and is very much available on the platform.

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