It's rather popular in Japan

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has been doing extremely well in Japan since its release at the beginning of November this year. A couple of days after hitting stores the game had sold out across Japan, leaving many fans disappointed who never managed to grab a physical copy. Not long before the month was out, it was announced that it had surpassed one million sales.

Continuing on its success in Japan, it has been reported that Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the first 3DS game to reach 2 million sales in the Land of the Rising Sun — this puts it ahead of titles such as Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Monster Hunter 3G. This milestone has been reached in just a little under two months.

Are you surprised at this news, or was this level of success to be expected? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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