Animal Crossing: New Horizons Becomes the Fastest-Selling Switch Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Becomes the Fastest-Selling Switch Game

May 7, 2020 Off By tracy

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 11.77 million copies in its first 11 days on sale, making it the fastest selling Nintendo Switch game released so far.The figure was announced as part of today’s Nintendo end-of-year earnings report, which counts sales until the end of March 31. Animal Crossing has gone onto sell 13.41 million units in its first 6 weeks on sale.

On Nintendo’s official chart of best-selling Switch games, it’s in 7th place, but those subsequent sales likely put it above Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, which had 11.91 million sales at last count. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe remains the Switch’s biggest seller by a distance, at just shy of 25 million copies sold.New Horizons is now already the best-selling game in the Animal Crossing franchise, surpassing Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s 12.55 million lifetime sales.

We awarded New Horizons a 9/10 review, calling it “an expanded, polished, next-generation reboot of a classic Nintendo game that’s full of surprises.”

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Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter.