- May 10, 2020
Nintendo has announced that Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 13.41m units in its first six weeks on sale. This marks the best launch ever for a Nintendo Switch title, the platform holder said in its financial results on Thursday. The amount of copies sold is a combination of both digital and physical copies, but impressive nonetheless.
If you look at Pokémon Sword and Shield, that game sold six million units in its first week and 12.9 million in its first nine weeks. This was previously known as the switches fastest selling game, which Animal Crossing has taken over.
New Horizons has already outsold all previous Animal Crossing instalments, including New Leaf and Wild World, according to Nintendo.
As far as demographics, Nintendo said that a high percentage of New Horizon players are in their 20s and 30s, and over 40 percent are female. A large collection of the users are also first time switch buyers. The six-week numbers would likely take New Horizons up a place to the sixth best-selling Switch game. The current list goes as follows:
Pokémon titles Let’s Go (11.97m)
Sword and Shield (17.37m)
Super Mario Odyssey (17.41m)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (17.41m)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (18.84) a
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (24.77m).