Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during an E3 analyst briefing recently revealed that the digital version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf set new records for the company in launch day sales on the Nintendo eShop.
“Animal Crossing: New Leaf was launched in the U.S. on Sunday, June 9 and is having an immediate impact. The digital version of the game set a new record for launch day sales in the Nintendo eShop and sales of Nintendo 3DS hardware were nearly four times greater than the previous week.
“In Japan, it has become a hit with sales of more than four million units. A wide variety of consumers, including women, enjoy this title and it has given great momentum to the sales of Nintendo 3DS.
“Also, since consumers tend to play this game continually, they actively use Nintendo 3DS over an extended period. This game has greatly contributed to the platform in many ways. The success of this title is crucial for the future of Nintendo 3DS in the US and European markets.”
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is currently available for Nintendo 3DS.