‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ beats ‘Pokémon’ to become Japan’s best-selling game of all time

  • “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has been named Japan’s best-selling game of all time.
  • Game Data Library, a website that claims to be the internet’s largest database of Japanese game sales, shared in a tweet posted on Tuesday that 10.45 million copies of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” have been sold in Japan.
  • Despite having been released less than three years ago, the latest installment of the Animal Crossing franchise has surpassed notable titles released more than 20 years ago.
  • The beloved Nintendo game, which kept millions of people company during the peak of COVID-19 lockdowns, beat classics such as “Pokémon Red/Green/Blue” (10.23 million copies) and “Pokémon Gold/Silver” (7.17 million copies). 
  • Other games featured in Game Data Library’s tweet include “Super Mario Bros.” (6.81 million copies) and "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" (6.55 million copies). 

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has been named Japan’s best-selling game of all time.

Game Data Library, a website that claims to be the internet’s largest database of Japanese game sales, shared in a tweet posted on Tuesday that 10.45 million copies of “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” have been sold in Japan.

Despite having been released less than three years ago, the latest installment of the Animal Crossing franchise has reportedly surpassed notable titles released more than 20 years ago.

The beloved Nintendo game, which kept millions of people company during the peak of COVID-19 lockdowns, beat classics such as “Pokémon Red/Green/Blue” (10.23 million copies) and “Pokémon Gold/Silver” (7.17 million copies). 

Other games featured in Game Data Library’s tweet include “Super Mario Bros.” (6.81 million copies) and “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” (6.55 million copies). “Splatoon 3,” which was released just two months ago, has sold 5.11 million copies already. The game reportedly sold 3.45 million copies in the span of three days. 

 

Featured Image via Nintendo of America

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