Nintendo 3DS title Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold more than 7.3 million units, according to Katsuya Eguchi who spoke with Polygon. This figure is one million higher than the 6.35 million units sold in October 2013. The 3DS has also sold more than 42.7 million units.
"When I was starting in the game industry, it wasn't uncommon to be the only woman on the entire team," project leader Aya Kyogoku said. "I always felt welcome and I never felt awkward. In my years at Nintendo, I have come to discover that when there are women in a variety of roles on the project, you get a wider [range] of ideas."
"So when you are trying to create something that will appeal to many types of people, I have experienced how beneficial it is to have diversity on your team."
The Animal Crossing franchise has grown in popularity since the original launch for the Nintendo 64. It has gone from selling in the hundreds of thousands of units to millions.