Animal Crossing: New Horizons shows no signs of stopping its run for success. In Japan, it became the third best-selling game ever.
with over 7.150.000 copies sold in Japanese territory, the new chapter of the saga born on Nintendo 64 exceeds the thirty-year sales record set by Super Mario Bros, placing itself in third position on the podium of best-selling titles ever in Japan. Below you can see the top 20:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons becomes the 3rd all time best selling game in Japan, only behind the first 2 Pokémon games.
It became the best selling game on a single SKU, breaking the 30 year old record of the original Super Mario Bros.
The game is barely 4 months old. pic.twitter.com/MuL8pefyvr
- Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) August 6
We can see how most of the games in the ranking are titles created or landed on Nintendo consoles and how, without surprise, the two best-selling titles are two chapters of the Pokémon brand. Pokémon Gold / Silver has in fact held the second position since 1999, but New Horizons could override it over the months given the little gap in sales. It will be much more difficult to dethrone Pokémon Red / Green / Blue which, with over 10.000.000 copies sold, remains the best-selling video game in the land of the Rising Sun.
What do you think of this classification? Will Animal Crossing: New Horizons be able to climb even higher?