While DOOM Eternal had a pretty strong reception in terms of worldwide digital sales in March 2020, it paled in comparison to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons. SuperData revealed that the Nintendo Switch exclusive managed to sell five million digital units last month, which is more than any other console game in history. Yes, it even broke the record established by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Digital sales for Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March “roughly matched” first month digital sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokemon Sword and Shield combined. The closure of brick and mortar stores contributed to the rise of digital sales. However, positive reviews and the game’s generally relaxing atmosphere were also credited for its success.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been making waves since release. Its estimated physical sales as of April 16th crossed 3.3 million units in Japan and it was the best-selling game in the United States last month as per The NPD Group. More updates and support are planned in the coming months, especially with the recent April update bringing new seasonal events so expect sales to grow further.