Statistics Show that Animal Crossing: New Horizons Mostly Played by Adults

Believe it or not, but this adorably-relaxing game isn’t only for kids. In fact, statistics show that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is mostly played by adults. This game is extremely well-loved by so many players, so much so that it was actually on top of the Japanese rankings for two consecutive weeks.

In a report by 4Gamer via VGC, the game’s director Aya Kyogoku shared statistics and demographics relating to Animal Crossing. New Horizons was initially designed with both men and women in mind.

In fact, the male to female ratio within the team of developers was equal in order to make sure that an equal number of men and women will play the game as well. It turns out that their tactics paid off, as the data found shows an even split between the males and females.


The game currently has a wide variety of items, and this will only grow by next year as Animal Crossing will feature Mario-themed furniture by next year. Kyogoku also mentioned that for those who first get introduced to the game, people would assume that New Horizons is something for little girls.

Now, this new statistic can disprove this assumption, as the game has players that aren’t only girls, but they’re not so young either. According to series head Hisashi Nogami, New Horizon’s demographic reveals that most of the players are in their 20s or 30s.


It’s possible that the young audience for Animal Crossing has not had the chance to purchase the game yet since 1) the game hasn’t been around for a year, and 2) it’s not the holiday season yet, which is when children usually receive video games.

Given this data, it’s safe to say the game is being enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Animal Crossing’s team wants a gaming experience that people of all ages and genders can enjoy, and New Horizons is definitely something that lives up to that expectation.

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