Animal Crossing: New Horizons' huge success has been clear to see for some time now, but new data from The NPD Group shows just how tremendous it really is.
NPD gaming industry analyst Mat Piscatella has shared a number of statistics relating to the game's launch in the US, revealing that it was the best-selling game of March 2020 despite the lack of digital tracking for Nintendo published software and that it has become the second best-selling game of 2020 so far behind Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
The achievements don't stop there, though. Take a look at these amazing stats:
- Best-selling game of March 2020, instantly becomes the #2 best-selling game of the year.
- Achieved the 3rd highest launch month physical dollar and unit sales of any Nintendo published game in tracked history
- Launch month dollar sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have exceeded the lifetime sales of all other franchise titles
Piscatella goes on to explain that only Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Brawl sold more physical copies in their respective launch months for Nintendo in the US. New Horizons has become the best-selling game in the franchise in its opening month, already outselling the lifetime totals of all past games.
Today, Nintendo unveiled lots of exciting plans for in-game events going forward, including a museum expansion, wedding season, and much more.
At this rate, New Horizons could well go on to be Switch's best-selling game. What an achievement.