Animal Crossing: New Horizons reaches 6 million units sold in Japan faster than any game in history

Now THAT's something to brag about

Nintendo has claimed all sorts of records for their hardware and software sales, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons just snagged what could be the biggest feather in their crown yet.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed 6 million physical units sold in Japan as of this week. The game managed to hit that total in just 7 months, making it the fastest game in Japan's history to reach that milestone. Pokemon Gold and Silver were the previous record-holders, breaking that mark in 13 months.

It's worth pointing out that this figure only includes physical sales, so there's no doubt Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold way beyond 6 million in Japan, and likely broke the milestone a number of weeks back.


Yes, THIS is something to brag about. That’s very impressive sales numbers, unlike something else. Well, a lot of games sales look poor next to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It's insane how this game is selling. ANd I am guessing the budget was a tad bit less than, let's say, Death Stranding, so they are earning good money here... And with them updates coming often I think it's here to stay for some time.

I believe the only ROI they have on the Switch is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. But then again, you'll be hard pressed to find a better ROI on an exclusive

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I don't know the numbers but I have this feeling they are pretty darn good, both of them. Too bad Ninty is doomed.

They're so doomed people have put Doom on the Game&Watch

I can't believe Animal Crossing reaches 20 million in just half a year since its release. If only the other IP like Metroid, Golden Sun, F-Zero, Star Fox etc could get the same treatment.

Wow that is pretty nuts. I wonder if this will be an evergreen title for the remainder of the switches life.

I haven’t booted Animal Crossing in a couple months. I might dip back on around Christmas and do some weeding.


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