Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation video game developed and published by Nintendo.
It is the fifth mainline Animal Crossing title, and the first console launch for the series in over a decade.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are also up with 33.89 million sold, followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 24.77 million sold.
More free content updates are in development for release later this year. Further information will be revealed later as per Nintendo of America.
Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for the highest selling games on the Switch.
Outriders also plummets out of the top ten.
Meanwhile, the physical launch of Hades debuts in seventh place.
Another holiday celebrated in the best-selling sim.
Nintendo also dominated the overall charts for the region.
Obtain a free mushroom mural today with other items arriving March 1st.
Warp Pipes, Mario costumes, and much more incoming.
Not a very eventful week for the UK retail charts.
The life sim could be gearing up to celebrate Mario Day next month.
Fellow Switch exclusive Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbs up to second place.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars sells 8.32 million while Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit hit 1.08 million sold.
The update is out on January 28th, free for all players.
Try to act surprised.
Gfk took data from across 19 countries.
Both titles topped 1 million sales in the region.
In other news, water is wet.
The Last of Us Part 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Assassin's Creed Valhalla also enjoyed strong sales throughout the year.
The life sim just won't stop.
The Switch dominates the charts for 2021's first full week.
The Switch exclusive enjoyed a 7% sales increase.
Nintendo, in general, had a strong presence on both lists.
Get ready to exchange gifts with your anthropomorphized neighbours.
Toy Day is coming on December 24th while a countdown to New Year's will happen on December 31st.
FIFA 21 and the Nintendo Switch were the big winners.
Players can now upgrade their home item storage and visit random dreams.
Turkey Day, Toy Day, new reactions and hairstyles, and save data transfers are incoming.
It's close to overtaking Mario Kart 8: Deluxe as the Switch's best-selling first party title.
The new Pumpkin plant, DIY items and more arrive with update 1.5.
The Halloween-themed update is out on September 30.
"It is important to continue to challenge and change with the times," says New Horizons director Aya Kyogoku.
As the PS5's launch looms, the PS4's sales continue to slow down.
PGA Tour 2K21 debuts in second place.
A rather uneventful week for software and hardware sales in Japan.
Ghost of Tsushima drops down to second place.
2020 also saw a huge influx of posts about gaming on the platform.
Animal Crossing's sales are showing no signs of slowing down.
More evidences emerges to hint at possible upcoming features.
Meanwhile, Paper Mario: The Origami King continues to see strong sales.
It's out on July 30th and also adds fireworks shows.
This makes it the best selling game in Japan of the year so far.
A slow week in Japan for hardware and software sales.
New encounters and new items also dot this latest free update.
The Last of Us Part 2 drops down to No. 4.
Talk about some of those Nook miles.
The update is out on July 3rd, with a second free update planned for early August.
Another major sales milestone for the Switch exclusive.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, too, saw great digital sales.
Meanwhile, Saints Row: The Third Remastered debuts in 7th place.
Collect stamps until the end of the month.
Get a new theme to chill out to.
The Switch exclusive sees a massive boost in sales.
Being a massive hit would be an understatement.
New Horizons has already become the highest-selling game in the series.
EA's sport sim reclaims the top spot once again.
Meanwhile, the Trials of Mana remake enjoys a solid debut.
Datamining uncovers possible evidence that the feature might be making a return.
The life sim sees a 53 per cent jump in sales.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake sees a 90 per cent drop in sales.
Celebrate Nature Day and look out for new merchants Leif and Redd.
Digital sales for the Switch exclusive hit five million units last month.
It's also Nintendo's third highest-selling title in terms of launch month physical dollar and unit sales.
Gear up for Nature Day, May Day Tour, International Museum Day and much more.
More buildings, new upgrades, the ability to grow vegetables, and much more might be added to the game.
Eggs will become easier to collect again once Bunny Day rolls around.
Issues like animals not moving after being invited have been fixed.
Tom Nook just keeps raking in those Bells.
Here's how to rake in the cash and get some of the best tools in the game.
The event runs from April 1st to 12th and features limited time items for crafting.
Nintendo's life sim title has been met with overwhelmingly positive reception.
Nintendo's life sim has launched to spectacular sales.
Concerns around the current outbreak may push back some things.
Nintendo Switch hardware sales almost hit 400,000 units in the period between March 16th and 22nd.
Tom Nook strikes again.
This one has been in the oven for a while.
The game has supposedly outpaced the sales of Pokemon and Smash.
Fellow new release DOOM Eternal debuts in second place.
A lot has changed with Animal Crossing - here are a few tips to make the most of it.
Hisashi Nogami says he hopes the game will help in troubled times.
An internet connection will be required to access the first seasonal event.
Fishing with a wolf? Sounds like a good time.
The first seasonal event goes live in April.
It's all about you, my man.
Here's what the critics are saying about Nintendo's newest Switch exclusive.
Nintendo's life sim continues to look incredibly charming.
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu gives the game a glowing recommendation.
Take a look at how you can make your island more beautiful.
Get a look at the game and the new Coral Switch.
The social sim game is going to offer some really free-form customization options.
Good news for all the purists out there.
Nintendo's whacky life sim series comes to the Switch- here's why we're excited.
Choose from a variety of hair styles, eyes, and exactly three nose types.
Catching fish, chasing bugs, pulling out weeds, talking to animals- sounds like a fun time.
Nintendo will also be offering "a full-scale immersive experience" with "life-sized recreations inspired by the upcoming game".
Nintendo's confused messaging about the upcoming title refuses to go go away.
This is getting harder and harder to keep track of.
If the recent direct wasn't enough new footage for you for you.
However, Nintendo have reiterated that cloud saves and data transfer between systems isn't supported.
Over 27 minutes of new gameplay and features revealed in the latest Direct.
Nintendo have since taken the short new video clip down.
Watch all the reveals and new information on gameplay live.
Nintendo will be revealing new details about the upcoming game in the 25 minute-long presentation.
There shall be no pride and accomplishment here.
It could be hinting at microtransactions, or perhaps future DLC.
Everything you need to know about Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
The feature will only be available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers.
Download the game and access it as soon as it launches in March.
But the feature will not be there at launch.
The restrictions keep piling on top of each other with this game.
One of them will be focused on the upcoming Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Even if you use multiple copies of the game or have multiple accounts on your Switch.
The Switch model will coincidence with one of Nintendo's biggest releases of the year.
Get to crafting with these new screens.
Watch your favourite townsfolk marvel at the new features.
Learn more about NookMiles, what they do, and how to earn them.
"We’re not going to put a game out before we think it’s ready to be enjoyed by fans," says Nintendo's senior director of corporate communications Charlie Scibetta.
Players can finally experience authentic Southern Hemisphere weather.
"We need to make sure that our employees have good work-life balance,” says Nintendo of America's Doug Bowser.
Crafting, camping, Tom Nook, and more.
It's Animal Crossing on a deserted island, everybody!
Nintendo's recent financial results indicate that both games are still coming this year.
UK retailer Base has listed possible launch dates for three of Switch's upcoming exclusives.
It may be time to wrap up all pending commitments ahead of time, then...
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"It's something that we always think about."
Please have it release this year!