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This Week in Sales: A Grand Debut for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales in Japan

Period: March 16 – March 22, 2020

  • Top Sales: Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 1,880,626
  • Nintendo Switch: 129,473 (Total: 11,022,420)
  • Nintendo Switch Lite: 263,103 (1,778,802)
  • New Nintendo 2DS LL: 896 (1,703,310)
  • New Nintendo 3DS LL: 126 (5,886,790)
  • PlayStation 4: 11,156 (7,447,501)
  • PlayStation 4 Pro: 4,237 (1,480,008)
  • Xbox One X: 281 (19,340)
  • Xbox One S: 30 (92,998)

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales in Japan

Famitsu shared the latest video game software and hardware sales figures from the week of March 16 to March 22, 2020 which included the debut of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

As expected, the #1 seller is Animal Crossing: New Horizons which hit a whopping 1,880,626 in sales for its opening week in Japan. Not only did it top Super Smash Bros. Ultimate‘s debut of 1.22 million units, but it also surpassed Pokemon Sword Shield‘s debut of 1.36 million to take the title of the best debut for a Nintendo Switch game. Last week’s top-seller Nioh 2 followed at #2 with 26,140 units sold for PlayStation 4. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX charted at #3 with 21,954 units sold for the Nintendo Switch.

In hardware sales, the power of Animal Crossing sales was at a full display with 129,473 Nintendo Switch units and 263,103 Switch Lite units for a combined total of 392,576 units sold. The PlayStation 4 sold 11,156 units plus an additional 4,237 PS4 Pros to combine for 15,393 PS4 consoles sold in the week.

Top-10 Chart

 Lw Tw Title Weekly Sales Total Sales Sys Publisher
 New 01. Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1,880,626 New Switch Nintendo
 01. 02. Nioh 2 26,140 118,032 PS4 Koei Tecmo
 02. 03. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX 21,954 206,893 Switch Pokemon Company
 03. 04. Pokemon Sword & Shield 17,608 3,527,528 Switch Pokemon Company
 05. 05. Minecraft 12,116 1,321,931 Switch Microsoft
06. 06. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 12,095 2,829,353 Switch Nintendo
 07. 07. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 10,647 3,612,919 Switch Nintendo
 08. 08. Ring Fit adventure 7,505 731,308 Switch Nintendo
 10. 09. Splatoon 2 7,467 3,349,417 Switch Nintendo
11. 10. Super Mario Party 6,580 1,375,417 Switch Nintendo

Sales data acquired from Famitsu.

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