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Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 1.8.0 update now available

Mario content incoming!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 1.8.0 update is now available. We're still waiting on official patch notes, but we do have details on some of the content you'll find in this update.

Familiar items like the Super Mushroom and the “?” Block can be ordered in the game as furniture items, so you can place them wherever you want. You can even place multiple Warp Pipes on your island and easily travel between them. The new Super Mario Bros. themed items will be available starting on March 1st, 2021.

New details shared on Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Version 1.8.0 update

So many goodies coming!

The next big update heading to Animal Crossing: New Horizons comes out Feb. 25th, 2021, and it's bringing lots of Mario content with it, but that's not all. Check out a rundown below of some other features you can look forward to after the new update.

- if you have more than two warp pipes, you'll emerge from a random pipe
- you can place a warp pipe in your home and travel inside/outside your home
- items include a 1up mushroom, super star, Luigi hat, Wario outfit, Peach shoes, Yoshi egg rug, Lakitu cloud rug, block floor, mushroom mural
- Peach Festival content available Feb. 25th to March 3rd, 2021
- Pi Day content available March 14th, 2021
- St. Patrick's Day content coming March 10th through March 17th, 2021
- you'll get a free mushroom mural on Feb. 28th, 2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga receiving an English translation

The comedy manga is heading our way

The Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga that's been running in Japan is getting an official English translation, and it's set to launch on Sept. 21st, 2021.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary is a comedy manga that includes a number of different islanders, and it also gives tips on how to be a great representative for your island. Viz Media is behind the English localization, and more details on this release will be shared in the near future.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Mario" content trailer and screens

Super Mario Bros. themed furniture and fashion items are coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons! After downloading the free update on February 25, a variety of #SuperMario​ Bros. items will be available in Nook Shopping starting March 1. Check out more screens for this update below.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver does a bit about Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Stick up for yourself, Nook!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has had some Nintendo-related jokes in the past, leaving little doubt that someone on the writing staff is a fan of the Big N. In the latest episode of the show, Nintendo once again plays into a bit. This time around, the game is brought up in a discussion about pandemics. Check out the full joke above.

Jan. 2021 NPD: Switch the best-selling hardware for the 26th consecutive month, highest console unit sales for a January in over a decade

Nintendo's new year is off to a great start

The software and hardware sales for January 2021 are officially in. Here's what was big in the United States last month, thanks to a rundown by Mat Piscatella from The NPD Group.

January 2021 top 20

January 2021 top 10 for Switch

Various tidbits
- Sales of video game hardware were 144% higher than January 2020, reaching $319 million. This is the highest total for a January month since the $323 million achieved in January 2011.
- Nintendo Switch was the best-selling hardware platform in units sold for the month of January. Unit sales of Nintendo Switch were the highest of any platform in a January month since the Nintendo Wii in January 2010.
- PlayStation 5 was the best-selling hardware platform in dollars sold in January, with the highest dollar sales total for a January month since the Nintendo Wii in January 2009.
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons ranked as January's 5th best-selling title, the first time it has ranked among the top 5 since ranking 5th in July 2020. Animal Crossing: New Horizons repeated as the month's best-selling title on Nintendo Switch.

Printable Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2021 Birthday Calendar available via My Nintendo

Mark it down

Animal Crossing: New Horizons fans have something new to grab over at My Nintendo. The Big N has released a printable Animal Crossing: New Horizons 2021 Birthday Calendar, which is priced at 80 Platinum Points. These are sure to go quickly, so make sure to purchase yours while you still can.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons "Dodo Airlines" apparel available via Nintendo's online store

Freshen up that wardrobe!

Looking for a new way to show off your love for Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Why not get some new clothing for your wardrobe? Nintendo is now selling official Dodo Airlines jackets, shirts, and hats. You can get them by visiting Nintendo NY, or even better, through Nintendo's online store. These items are sure to go quickly, so hop over to the store and grab yours now!

Pokemon and Animal Crossing: New Horizons questions pop up on Jeopardy!

Easy money

Every once in awhile, Jeopardy! offers up some game-related categories. That was the case tonight, with an entire category dedicated video games in general. The two answers above were given to the contestants, but believe it or not, no one rang in to with the question! I have a feeling everyone here would have been screaming at their TV if they saw these pop up.

Nintendo says Animal Crossing: New Horizons helped Switch hit sellthrough records by getting people to buy more than one Switch

The little game that could

Nintendo's sales data from last night shows that Switch is just shy of 80 million units sold so far. That's in less than 4 years on the market! While plenty of games are helping the Switch achieve those sales, Nintendo mentioned Animal Crossing: New Horizons as the biggest catalyst recently. See their statement on how that game is pushing consumers to buy Switch below.

Sell-through for the overall Nintendo Switch family in this third quarter exceeded the strong showing seen in the same period of last fiscal year, bringing sellthrough to the highest level since launch. The release of software titles like Animal Crossing: New Horizons this fiscal year encouraged more new consumers to purchase Nintendo Switch family hardware, and also encouraged more families that already owned the hardware to purchase a second one.

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