'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Now the Fastest-Selling Nintendo Switch Game

13.41 million units were sold in the first six weeks of its release.

By
Gaming
5,995 Hypes 9 Comments

After breaking records in Japan, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game of all time. According to Nintendo’s quarterly earnings report, Animal Crossing sold 13.41 million units in its first six weeks of release, with the majority — 11.7 million copies — selling within the first 11 days.

New Horizons is currently seventh place on Nintendo’s official chart of best-selling Switch games, although the list only tallies sales through March 31, using the game’s 11.7 million figure. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains Switch’s biggest seller, with New Horizons sitting right behind Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee!. New Horizons is now the best-selling game in the Animal Crossing franchise, surpassing Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s 12.55 million lifetime sales.

The title came at an opportune time when consumers were looking for an escape amid coronavirus lockdowns and closures. Nintendo experienced Switch console shortages around the world, with Switch sales jumping over 150 percent in March — the special edition Animal Crossing Switch made up almost 70 percent of all the units sold that week.

In related news, global sales of Nintendo’s Switch has now reached 55.77 million units, surpassing the combined lifetime sales of both the N64 and the GameCube.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Opera Gallery Spotlights Keith Haring and George Condo in "American Icons" Exhibition
Arts

Opera Gallery Spotlights Keith Haring and George Condo in "American Icons" Exhibition

Among other celebrated artists of the 20th century.

Xbox Unveils In-Game Footage for 'Madden 21,' 'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla,' and More
Gaming

Xbox Unveils In-Game Footage for 'Madden 21,' 'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla,' and More

While also debuting a few new titles expected to arrive on the Xbox Series X.

Nike React Vision "Black Asparagus" Boasts Vivid Accents
Footwear

Nike React Vision "Black Asparagus" Boasts Vivid Accents

Tones both earthy and vibrant appear atop the mesh upper.


Nordstrom Is Closing 16 Stores in Response to COVID-19's Impact
Fashion 

Nordstrom Is Closing 16 Stores in Response to COVID-19's Impact

Representing nearly 14 percent of its full-line fleet.

Taka Hayashi x Vault By Vans Summer 2020 Modernizes Archival Skate Styles
Footwear

Taka Hayashi x Vault By Vans Summer 2020 Modernizes Archival Skate Styles

With vintage military inspirations and checkerboard-style QR patterns.

Baselworld 2021 Has Been Canceled
Fashion

Baselworld 2021 Has Been Canceled

The organizers are issuing refunds and seeking alternative programming.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.