Be it the long wait for a new entry, the popularity of the Nintendo Switch, or the current state of the world, Animal Crossing: New Horizons continues to see high sales in its native country, Japan. Now a month on shelves, according to Famitsu (and provided by Gematsu), the game sold 286,586 physical copies in Japan in the span of April 13th to 19th. It’s also important to note that the game (and the Switch itself) are seeing high demand and lower availability than might be expected, lending more significance to the current estimated Japanese lifetime sales of 3,611,246 for the game — a figure that omits digital purchases. 

While that puts New Horizons comfortably in the top spot for software, the lack of availability has it and the Switch Lite placing second and fourth respectively for hardware in the same time period. The Playstation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro are first and third. You can see a full, top ten breakdown for both software and hardware below:

Software Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

 

1. [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo, 03/20/20) – 286,586 (3,611,246)
2. [PS4] Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix, 04/10/20) – 70,652 (773,505)
3. [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo, 04/28/17) – 13,313 (2,882,585)
4. [PS4] Resident Evil 3 (Z Version Included) (Capcom, 04/03/20) – 12,247 (236,435)
5. [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo, 12/07/18) – 9,034 (3,655,868)
6. [PS4] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 8,682 (116,217)
7. [NSW] One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco, 03/26/20) – 8,080 (98,912)
8. [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo, 10/05/18) – 8,005 (1,406,903)
9. [NSW] Pokemon Sword / Shield (The Pokemon Company, 11/15/19) – 7,915 (3,570,493)
10. [NSW] Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition (Bundle Version Included) (Microsoft, 06/21/18) – 7,154 (1,356,230)

Software sales rankings 11 to 30 will be published on April 24th.

Hardware Sales (followed by lifetime sales)

 

1. PlayStation 4 – 23,606 (7,552,635)
2. Switch – 19,273 (11,167,569)
3. PlayStation 4 Pro – 10,894 (1,498,788)
4. Switch Lite – 8,601 (2,124,042)
5. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 1,457 (1,708,351)
6. New 3DS LL – 114 (5,887,104)
7. Xbox One X – 31 (93,147)
8. Xbox One S – 22 (19,639)

 

 

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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.

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