That Animal Crossing: New Horizons sells very well is nothing new. It was the best-selling game in the United States in March, and it also had record-breaking figures in Japan… Come on, it was a big seller, but its latest milestone goes far beyond what we imagined. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the biggest digital game sold in a month in history.
SuperData is the leading firm in the analysis of the digital gaming market, and its reports offer an in-depth look at the performance of titles in this area. Their latest report covers March 2020, where Animal Crossing was the highest revenue-generating console game of the month. But as many will know, there are no micropayments in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and all revenue comes from digital sales.
Superdata points out that Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 5 million digital copies in March, a huge figure, and also mentions that this is the highest figure ever for a console game in a single month, above Call of Duty Black Ops IIII, which held the record. In fact, according to the agency, Animal Crossing’s digital sales in its release month are almost equal to the sum of digital sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword and Shield in their respective release months.
The truth is that the coronavirus will have had a lot to do with these digital sales figures, with many users choosing this format in the face of the quarantine situation, but they are still spectacular. This morning we told you that Animal Crossing: New Horizons had been the third best release in the US in the history of Nintendo, and it seems that the game still has a lot of energy left.