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Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales in Japan surpass Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Japanese total in less than 3 weeks

Racing ahead

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was once again number 1 for the Japanese software charts this week, adding another 423,367 units sold. That puts the game at just over 3 million in less than 3 weeks. That's a seriously impressive total, but there's another tidbit that puts the game's success into clearer perspective.

Since launching for the Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold roughly 2.8 million units. That game hit Switch all the way back in April of 2017. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still selling strong years later, but it pales in comparison to what Animal Crossing: New Horizons has done. Sure, MK8D is a port of Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons' 3-week achievement is still super impressive in comparison.

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How many units of Mario Kart 8 for WiiU were sold in Japan?

This is becoming GTA5 kinda weird....

Too bad my copy didn't get here before Easter, so now I'll have to wait until next week. VEry curious what all the hooba ba looba is all about with this game.

You shouldn't get expectations too high...

I mean, yeah, the game is great and all, I'm having a blast with my 5 yo daugher (that's my third time into the series, her first), but this game is so unique, so weirdly without story and specific goals, I'm sure it's not for all gamers -- maybe it's more to to non gamers, a la The Sims (though they are hugely different)...

After all, I hope you enjoy! Please come back to tell us :-)

enthropy
Wed Apr 08 20 08:10pm
Rating: 1

Hehe. From what I read it's basically doing some every days stuff at your island and just expanding on that, but in a very addictive way. That's at least my premise for getting into the game. But then again it's actually a good thing it didn't come before Easter since I am deadly obsessed with Nier:Automata these days and will probably finish that before I even touch AC.... OK.. I'll try AC since I am curious, but too afr into Nier:A now anyway (one of the best games ever made for sure).

After all, I hope you enjoy! Please come back to tell us :-)

Knowing myself I'll be giving my opinion left, right, u and down even if you guys don't care Smile

Yes, you are well informed on what’s about the game, so you should be fine ;-)

And, yes, come back to tell us your feedback (including if your opinion about Nier A kept the same until the end..!)

enthropy
Wed Apr 08 20 09:24pm
Rating: 1

(including if your opinion about Nier A kept the same until the end..!)

About 53 hours in and on my 3rd "part" and the game just gets better and better and better and... Gawd what a game!

Wow.

Time for Mario Kart 9!

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