It’s also Nintendo’s third highest-selling title in terms of launch month physical dollar and unit sales.
The NPD Group’s March 2020 sales data for video game software and hardware in the United States is in. As per VentureBeat, Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the big winner, being the best-selling game of the month even without digital sales being tracked. Despite launching only last month, it’s already the second best-selling title of the year.
Much more impressive is that in terms of launch month physical dollar and unit sales for Nintendo published games, the title was the third highest in sales. It’s just behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Smash Bros. Brawl in that regard, which is pretty crazy. Not only is Animal Crossing: New Horizons the best-selling game in the franchise’s history but it’s dollar sales in March surpassed lifetime sales of all previous titles.
Overall, March 2020 was a good month for video game software sales, which came to $739 million with a 34 percent growth compared to the same period last year. This also marks the highest tracked software spending since March 2011 ($787 million). The top best-selling games for March 2020 in terms of dollar sales can be seen below:
* Digital sales not included
^ Steam sales not included
# Minecraft digital sales on Xbox and PlayStation included