Animal Crossing

Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for 16th - 22nd March, reconfirming Animal Crossing: New Horizons' huge debut success.

As had been reported earlier today, the game has managed to sell a phenomenal 1,880,626 physical copies in its first three days on sale in Japan. It's the strongest launch for any Nintendo Switch game in history across the region and comfortably places it in number one this week.

It was a great week for Switch software all round, with nine of the top ten games being on Nintendo's platform. Only Nioh 2 managed to break up the Nintendo party, dropping to second place from its first-place debut last week.

Here are the top 10 (first numbers are this week's estimated sales, followed by total sales):


1) [NSW] Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) {2020.03.20} - 1.880.626 / NEW
2) [PS4] Nioh 2 (Koei Tecmo) {2020.03.12} - 26.140 / 118.032
3) [NSW] Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Pokémon Co.) {2020.03.06} - 21.954 / 206.893
4) [NSW] Pokémon Sword and Shield (Pokémon Co.) {2019.11.15} - 17.608 / 3.527.528
5) [NSW] Minecraft (Microsoft Game Studios) {2018.06.21} - 12.116 / 1.321.931
6) [NSW] Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo) {2017.04.28} - 12.095 / 2.829.353
7) [NSW] Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo) {2018.12.07} - 10.647 / 3.612.919
8) [NSW] Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo) {2019.10.18} - 7.505 / 731.308
9) [NSW] Splatoon 2 (Nintendo) {2017.07.21} - 7.467 / 3.349.417
10) [NSW] Super Mario Party (Nintendo) {2018.10.05} - 6.580 / 1.375.417


New Horizons has also had a major impact on the hardware market, with the total sales of Nintendo Switch consoles reaching higher numbers than in the console's launch week. Combined, 392,576 Switch and Switch Lite systems were sold. Here are this week's figures, followed by lifetime sales in brackets:

Nintendo Switch: 129,473 (11,022,420)
PlayStation 4: 11,156 (7,447,501)
PlayStation 4 Pro: 4,237 (1,460,008)
Xbox One S: 30 (20,996)
Xbox One X: 281 (19,340)

Nintendo Switch Lite: 263,103 (1,778,802)
New Nintendo 2DS LL: 896 (1,117,601)
New Nintendo 3DS: 126 (5,886,790)

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[via famitsu.com, resetera.com]