Almost half of Switch users bought this game

Almost half of Switch users bought this game

Animal Crossing New Horizons sales

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The success of a video game can be measured in different ways. There is the possibility of doing it according to what is said about it in networks and specialized media, although sometimes it is not always done in a positive way and that is why it is not the best indicator (ahem ahem Cyberpunk 2077). Another way to do it is by seeing everything that is generated around it, such as merchandising products; or by how it influences the rest of the industry in future developments.

Of course, the only way for developers to measure success is the number of units sold. In that sense, it can be said that Animal Crossing New Horizons has been a real and resounding success. Because during Nintendo’s latest financial results, the company gave sales data for its most popular titles of 2020 and what this game has achieved is impressive.

Almost half of the users who own a Nintendo Switch have purchased Animal Crossing New Horizons. 31.18 million units are those that have been sold in just 10 months, because it was released on March 20, 2020. A fact that attracts much more attention when you think that the best-selling title is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with 33.41 million copies and was released on April 28, 2017.

It is true that confinement helped in part to the success achieved, because they were very difficult months for the vast majority and where there was a lot of free time. Hence, many ended up acquiring the title with the idea of ​​occupying that free time and as an excuse to be able to “socialize” virtually with their friends in a world where they could build their own island, customize it, organize meet-ups with friends, and so on.

The best-selling Nintendo Switch games

Along with this data, the rest of best selling Nintendo Switch games they have not worked badly either. They are not comparable numbers, but neither are they negligible considering the varied public that the Nintendo laptop owns.

  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars has managed to sell 8.32 million copies
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King 3.05 million units
  • Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity reached 3.5 million units
  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe 1.94 million which is not bad either
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit reached 1’08 million units
  • Ring Fit Adventure sold 5’95 million and the total accumulates 8’68 million units

The success of Animal Crossing

The success of Animal Crossing is based on several pillars, although the updates have been a factor to take into account. The news that arrived in summer, fall, winter or for Halloween have been something that have helped to provide new content to the game and continue to hook those who still dedicate many hours to the title.

Now comes a new update on the occasion of Valentine’s Day and Carnival to be held on February 14 and 15 respectively. With it, new objects will arrive so that you can celebrate this special day, such as a chocolate heart or a heart-shaped bouquet, as well as costumes for that particular party. Here you have the trailer.


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