Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already met its lifetime sales prediction. This information comes from the Nintendo Annual Financial Briefing Q&A. In the document, Nintendo stated that its cumulative sales to this point were initially the forecast for the amount of sales New Horizons would make over its lifetime. Additionally, Nintendo mentioned that the initial sales figure for New Horizons is much higher than they expected. [Thanks, Robert Sephazon!]
Nintendo went on to say that word of mouth, especially through social media, helped Animal Crossing: New Horizons meet its lifetime sales production so quickly. At least 50% of sales for Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been digital. It is also worth noting that sales of the Nintendo Switch have also increased due to the popularity of New Horizons.
Anyone keeping up with financial news surrounding Animal Crossing: New Horizons probably isn’t surprised. After all, it is the highest selling title in the series to date. As of March 31, 2020, sales for the latest installment of the Animal Crossing franchise reached 13.41 million units in worldwide sales over six weeks. 11.77 million units of those sales came within its first eleven days of release.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for the Nintendo Switch.