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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

     LwTwTitleWeekly SalesTotal SalesSysPublisher
     New01.Animal Crossing: New Horizons1,880,626NewSwitchNintendo
     01.02.Nioh 226,140118,032PS4Koei Tecmo
     02.03.Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX21,954206,893SwitchPokemon Company
     03.04.Pokemon Sword & Shield17,6083,527,528SwitchPokemon Company
     05.05.Minecraft12,1161,321,931SwitchMicrosoft
    06.06.Mario Kart 8 Deluxe12,0952,829,353SwitchNintendo
     07.07.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate10,6473,612,919SwitchNintendo
     08.08.Ring Fit adventure7,505731,308SwitchNintendo
     10.09.Splatoon 27,4673,349,417SwitchNintendo
    11.10.Super Mario Party6,5801,375,417SwitchNintendo

    Sales data acquired from Famitsu.

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