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.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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For those curious, some other sales facts:

- All sales figures include both physical and digital.

- There are currently 27 Switch titles that have sold over a million units. Nintendo has 18 of those titles, with another 9 from third-party games.

- Astral Chain, Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance 3, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX have all sold over 1 million units.

- Ring Fit Adventure has sold 2.73 million units, with Fire Emblem: Three Houses selling slightly more at 2.8 million units.

- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening has sold 4.38 million units while Super Mario Maker 2 has sold 5.48 million units.

- Luigi’s Mansion 3 has sold 6.33 million units.

Also, from the recent Nintendo reports. Keep in mind this is as of the end of March, so nothing from April counts. Oh, and this is only for Nintendo-published titles.

Top 10 Switch Games:
1) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe - 24.77 million units
2) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - 18.84 million
3) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - 17.41 million
4) Super Mario Odyssey - 17.41 million
5) Pokémon Sword/Shield - 17.37 million
6) Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee - 11.97 million
7) Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 11.77 million
8) Splatoon 2 - 10.13 million
9) Super Mario Party - 10.10 million
10) New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - 6.60 million

Top 10 Wii U Games:
1) Mario Kart 8 - 8.45 million units
2) Super Mario 3D World - 5.84 million
3) New Super Mario Bros. U - 5.80 million
4) Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - 5.37 million
5) Nintendo Land - 5.20 million
6) Splatoon - 4.95 million
7) Super Mario Maker - 4.01 million
8) New Super Luigi U - 3.05 million 
9) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD - 2.31 million
10) Mario Party 10 - 2.23 million

Top 10 Wii Games:
1) Wii Sports - 82.90 million units
2) Mario Kart Wii - 37.32 million
3) Wii Sports Resort - 33.13 million
4) New Super Mario Bros. Wii - 30.30 million
5) Wii Play - 28.02 million
6) Wii Fit - 22.67 million
7) Wii Fit Plus - 21.13 million
8) Super Smash Bros. Brawl - 13.32 million
9) Super Mario Galaxy - 12.80 million
10) Wii Party - 9.34 million

Top 10 3DS Games:
1) Mario Kart 7 - 18.71 million units
2) Pokémon X/Y - 16.45 million
3) Pokémon Sun/Moon - 16.18 million
4) Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire - 14.27 million
5) New Super Mario Bros. 2 - 13.34 million
6) Super Mario 3D Land - 12.70 million
7) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 12.55 million
8) Super Smash Bros. for 3DS - 9.59 million
9) Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon - 8.77 million
10) Tomodachi Life - 6.59 million

Top 10 DS Games:
1) New Super Mario Bros. - 30.80 million units
2) nintendogs - 23.96 million
3) Mario Kart DS - 23.60 million
4) Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day - 19.01 million
5) Pokémon Diamond/Pearl - 17.67 million
6) Pokémon Black/White - 15.64 million
7) Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day - 14.88 million
8) Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver -12.72 million
9) Animal Crossing: Wild World - 11.75 million
10) Super Mario 64 DS - 11.06 million