Over 11 Million Units Of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sold In Just 11 Days

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On March 20, Animal Crossing: New Horizons went on sale. The game moved 1.88 million copies in Japan at launch, surpassing the country’s previous biggest-selling Switch hit at launch, Pokémon Sword and Shield. Worldwide, the game was also a smash—a massive one.

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According to Nintendo, there have been 11.77 million units of Animal Crossing: New Horizon sold globally.

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These numbers include the downloadable units and bundles as well. Those numbers also mean that in the game’s first 11 days on sale, over a million copies were sold each day.

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The game has proven a welcome distraction from the global pandemic. It’s a place people can show off their creativity, ingenuity, fandom, and even express themselves politically.

In case you missed it, read Kotaku’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons review right here.

DISCUSSION

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Fieryrebirth

Yeah, like the FF7 original with the PSX getting recognition at the time of its release. FF7:R and this game with the pandemic dropping in and social distancing orders were very timely with these big releases.

Sadly, AC never really appealed to me - I definitely do believe I’m part of the minority here. I found more enjoyment and satisfaction rewarded through merit with Stardew Valley of the genre. I did play New Leaf, and while the premise was quite cute, it failed to hold me.