Animal Crossing New Horizons Is One Of Only 5 Titles To Sell 6M copies in Japan

Animal Crossing New Horizons has become one of the top 5 bestselling games in Japan, selling over 6 million copies in the Asian region. It’s not difficult to see why the game has garnered remarkable success; Nintendo offers fans a peaceful island getaway adventure in this time of anxiety and squabble, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing people to lock themselves at home. Animal Crossing New Horizon’s serene ambiance, worry-free gameplay, and adorable animal villagers are the ideal cure for uncertainty in these challenging times.

It’s also an exceptionally open-ended game. Animal Crossing New Horizons has greatly expanded the avenues and options for innovative fans who want to develop their island however they like. The result, when accompanied by the game’s staggering popularity, is an internet filled with increasingly brilliant and bizarre creations that people have brought to life in the Animal Crossing New Horizons world. The game has featured everything from a high-end fashion show to a popular talk show to a presidential campaign.

The possibilities for this picturesque island life are boundless and players have picked up on it in a huge way, as proven by Game Data Library on Twitter. The account monitors and compiles video game sales figures each week, and for this particular week, they saw that Animal Crossing New Horizons reached a momentous milestone.

The game has sold 37,290 copies this week, putting its lifetime total sales up to 6,011,308 in Japan. As the account notes, this makes Animal Crossing New Horizons one of only five video game titles in history to surpass 6 million sales in Japan.

It is also the first game to do so since New Super Mario Bros., and the quickest game to reach this milestone since launch. The other four games are all Nintendo titles as well; the other four being the abovementioned New Super Mario Bros., the classic Super Mario Bros., and two Pokemon games; the original Blue, Green, and Red as well Pokemon Silver and Gold.

This is a significant milestone and a very exclusive lineup of games for Animal Crossing Hew Horizons to join. The title has been dominating every region’s sales charts for a while now. Even last month, it kept its place as the second bestselling game of 2020, even though it was launched way back in March. Frequent updates and the game’s overwhelming fame have kept new sales coming constantly all throughout the year, and now that’s paying off.

A game this iconic doesn’t come around too often. However, Animal Crossing New Horizons is an absolute icon, and it deserves the praises it’s getting. People all over the world are remembering the game for its relentlessness all year long, including The Game Awards, where the game has been nominated for Game of the Year. Only time will tell what the future will hold for Animal Crossing New Horizons, but it is without a doubt that it had a very outstanding past.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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