The latest game in the Animal Crossing series has become not only one of the most successful titles on the current generation of consoles, but also approached the title of the best-selling game in the history of the Japanese market. There is only one project from the Pokémon series ahead.On August 7, the Game Data Library project, which counts game sales in Japan, announced new successes of Animal Crossing:
New Horizons. In just four months, the exclusive Nintendo Switch sold 7.15 million copies and broke the Super Mario Bros. record, which lasted 30 years.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons becomes the 3rd all time best selling game in Japan, only behind the first 2 Pokémon games.
It became the best selling game on a single SKU, breaking the 30 year old record of the original Super Mario Bros.
The game is barely 4 months old. pic.twitter.com/MuL8pefyvr
— Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) August 6, 2020However, according to new data, Animal Crossing has moved even higher and took the second place in the list of the best-selling games in the history of Japan.
Sales on the local market exceeded 7.5 million copies. If the popularity of the project continues to grow, it will be able to throw off the first place Pokémon Red / Green / Blue 1996, which sold 10.23 million copies in Japan.
Also on the topic:
- New Horizons has become the best-selling Animal Crossing. And helped Pocket Camp earn $150 million faster.Revenue of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp soared by 111%.
- The reason is in New HorizonsNintendo Switch surpassed Nintendo Wii in sales in the Japanese market
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