According to reports, Nintendo‘s new Animal Crossing: New Horizons may become one of the best-selling video games of all time in Japan. Famitsu reports that the new title has managed to sell 1.88 million copies in its first three days, a bigger sales figure than any Nintendo Switch or Animal Crossing game to date.
The release of the title has also bolstered the number of Nintendo Switch sales. Despite Nintendo’s warning that coronavirus would affect production and shipments, more than 392,000 consoles were sold in Japan last week. This is the highest seven-day total for the portable console ever, officially outselling the Nintendo Wii in Japan in the process.
The release of Nintendo’s Animal Crossing special edition Switch, alongside the new coral pink Switch Lite, helped raise sales as both made up almost 70% of all Switch units sold last week, according to Famitsu’s track data.
The new Animal Crossing: New Horizons title is a social simulation game that sees you moving to a desert island to hang out with animal NPCs and your friends who also have the game. It’s also one of our most recommended titles for the best community video game to play right now.
Famitsu reports that Animal Crossing New Horizons has sold 1.8m physical units in Japan, making it the best first week for a Switch game
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