Animal Crossing: New Horizons Japanese Shipment and Digital Sales Top 2.5 Million Units in 3 Days - SalesWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 25 March 2020 / 2,052 Views
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a huge success for Nintendo with launch sales for the game 3.5 times higher than Animal Crossing: New Leaf in the UK and selling over 1.88 million units in Japan at retail in its first weekend. The game also helped increase sales for the Nintendo Switch itself to over 840,000 units, according to VGChartz estimates.
Video games industry analyst at Niko Partners Daniel Ahmad has revealed shipment figures for the game were over 2.5 million units in its first three days. The figure includes digital sell-through. This makes it the biggest opening ever for a Switch game in Japan and the biggest opening for any game in the Animal Crossing series.
First shipment + digital sell through for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in Japan looks to have exceeded 2.5 million units in its first three days.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 25, 2020
Makes it the biggest opening for a Switch game in Japan and the biggest opening for the Animal Crossing series by far. pic.twitter.com/fYPBnypPOJ
Here is an overview of Animal Crossing: New Horizons:
If the hustle and bustle of modern life’s got you down, Tom Nook has a business venture up his sleeve that he knows you’ll adore: his brand-new, ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package!
Sure, you’ve crossed paths with colourful characters near and far. Had a grand old time as one of the city folk. May’ve even turned over a new leaf and dedicated yourself to public service! But deep down, isn’t there a part of you that just longs for…freedom? A chance to do what you want, when you want? Then perhaps a long walk on the beach of a deserted island, where a rich wealth of untouched nature awaits, is just what the doctor ordered!
Peaceful creativity and charm await as you roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be.
Collect resources and craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools. Embrace your green thumb as you interact with flowers and trees in new ways. Set up a homestead where the rules of what goes indoors and out no longer apply.
Make friends with new arrivals, enjoy the seasons, pole-vault across rivers as you explore, and more!
- Customise your character and home, and decorate the landscape (with furniture, if you like!), as you create your very own island paradise.
- Experience a robust new crafting system – collect materials to construct everything from furniture to tools!
- Enjoy a variety of relaxing activities like gardening, fishing, decorating, interacting with charming NPCs, and more, as classic Animal Crossing experiences come to life in fun new ways within the deserted-island setting.
- Up to eight players can reside on an island; four residents of the same island can play together simultaneously on a single system.
- Eight players can play together on one player’s island via online multiplayer or local wireless.
Your new home is still being prepared – why not check out these other Animal Crossing games until it's time to move in?!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is available now for the Nintendo Switch.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @TrunksWD.