Fig. 1: New Horizons alone is now responsible for roughly 47 percent of all lifetime Animal Crossing sales.
Nintendo’s latest earnings report contained plenty of good news for the company, including the revelation that the Nintendo Switch has now sold nearly 80 million units worldwide. Even more eye-popping, though, is the news that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has surpassed 31 million sales as of December 31, less than 10 months after its release last March.
We’ve written a number of times about why Animal Crossing‘s chill, landscape-tending gameplay lends itself perfectly to our current stuck-inside-amid-a-pandemic moment. But these new sales numbers show just how much of a phenomenon the latest title has been in driving Nintendo’s recent success.
To show just how incredible it is for an Animal Crossing game to sell 31 million copies, we’ve gathered some relevant statistics to help put that massive number into context: