Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sells 1.88 Million Units in Japan, Switch Sells 392,000 Units

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sells 1.88 Million Units in Japan, Switch Sells 392,000 Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 25 March 2020 / 2,206 Views

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (NS) has debuted in first on the retail charts in Japan with sales of 1,880,626, according to Famitsu for the week ending March 22. 

Nine of the top 10 games are for the Nintendo Switch and two are for the PlayStation 4. 

The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 392,576 units sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 15,393 units, the 3DS sold 1,022 units, and the Xbox One sold 311 units.

Here is the complete top 10:

  1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 1,880,626 (New)
  2. [PS4] Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo, 03/12/20) – 26,140 (118,032)
  3. [NSW] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Nintendo, 03/06/20) – 21,954 (206,893)
  4. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 17,608 (3,527,528)
  5. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 12,116 (1,321,931)
  6. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 12,095 (2,829,353)
  7. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 10,647 (3,612,919)
  8. [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo, 10/18/19) – 7,505 (731,308)
  9. [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Bundle Version Included) (Nintendo, 07/21/17) – 7,467 (3,349,417)
  10. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 6,580 (1,375,417)

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments

INCITATUSBR (on 25 March 2020)

any record broken here?


pikashoe (on 25 March 2020)

Biggest switch opening and biggest opening for the series. Depending on digital sales it could be the biggest opening ever in Japan


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pikashoe (on 25 March 2020)

Also most hardware sold in a week ever for the switch


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Chicho (on 25 March 2020)

Biggest launch in Japan


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Marth (on 25 March 2020)

The king has arrived!


Moonhero (on 25 March 2020)

This is what Japan was waiting for.


aris4me (on 25 March 2020)

Boom!