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Reports have been flooding in over the past week about the success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release across the globe. It will probably come to no surprise that, considering the world’s current situation revolving around the coronavirus pandemic, certain regions are experiencing an influx of shortages for the game.

The UK is reportedly encountering this problem, as the title has plummeted 81% in sales after the first week, bringing it down to No. 3 in the charts, simply due to the stock shortages after a remarkably successful release week. In fact, all Switch games have fallen in rank throughout the last few days as a result of the Nintendo Switch system itself becoming a rarity at retailers, both online and in-store. With entire communities ordered to stay indoors to avoid exposure to COVID-19, people are turning to the console for entertainment while stuck inside, so it makes sense that the world over is experiencing a lack of supply.


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Written by Lauren Ganos
Creative Director, Managing Editor

Designer and writer by day, gamer by night, Lauren dreams big when it comes to creative endeavors. Perhaps that's why she's taken on the roles of creative director and managing editor for Nintendo Wire. If she had a video game superhero alias, it might just be The Visionary, a true keeper of imaginative order.