Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turns into Japan’s Greatest-Promoting Recreation Of All Time

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Turns into Japan’s Greatest-Promoting Recreation Of All Time


Picture: Nintendo LifeYou might need heard of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That cute little life sim which got here out on the prime time of the worldwide pandemic had us all choosing weeds, catching fish and paying payments (extortionately priced, we’d add) after we weren’t in a position to be exterior choosing weeds, catching fish or payi- wait, we nonetheless had to try this one.
Nicely, it is that very sport which has at this time overtaken Pokémon Crimson and Blue in Japan to change into the nation’s best-selling sport of all time.
Shared on Twitter by @GameDataLibrary – the biggest database of Japanese sport gross sales on the web – New Horizons hit the spectacular mark of 10,450,000 models offered, placing it above the 1996 Kanto-set traditional which finds itself on a measly 10,230,000 (simply kidding, Pokémon, your quantity could be very spectacular too). Which means that Tom Nook and co. now formally maintain the title of Japan’s best-selling sport – a feat that we imagined might occur after we have been all enjoying again in 2020, however by no means thought would come about this shortly.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has change into Japan’s all time finest promoting sport. pic.twitter.com/yonNxSkBkd— Recreation Information Library (@GameDataLibrary) November 8, 2022

Nearly extra spectacular nonetheless is the truth that of the nation’s high 20 best-selling video games, 19 of them belong to Nintendo consoles. Bar Capcom’s Monster Hunter Freedom 3 on the PSP (which by no means noticed a European or American launch), the chart is a straight sweep for Nintendo, with studio classics like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Tremendous Smash Bros. discovering themselves amongst Sq. Enix’s Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies on the DS (a title that we nonetheless cannot fairly imagine is Japan’s best-selling sport within the Dragon Quest sequence).
The listing additionally reveals that Splatoon 3 has managed to ink its method to seventeenth within the rating of Japan’s best-selling video games of all time, simply two locations under its predecessor. After changing into the nation’s best-selling sport of 2022 we knew that it was on a roll, however to interrupt into the all-time listing after only some months of being out?? Now that is fairly one thing!
After all, nothing comes near New Horizons – our new supreme chief. Whether or not one thing like Splatoon 3 can proceed its reputation over the subsequent few years and take the throne stays to be seen (in some way, we doubt that it’s going to), however till then New Horizons units a reasonably insurmountable gross sales report.
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