Animal Crossing powers Nintendo to record Switch sales in Japan
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is on track to become one of the best-selling video games of all time in Japan, according to sales figures released by Famitsu. The game managed to sell 1.88 million physical copies in its opening three days in Nintendos home market, a number far bigger than any other Switch game or Animal Crossing title to date. Famitsu doesnt track digital sales, so the actual total will be significantly higher.
The games launch also propelled Switch hardware sales to new heights, despite Nintendos prior warning that the coronavirus pandemic would affect hardware production and shipments. More than 392,000 consoles were sold in Japan last week, the highest seven-day total ever for the Switch, and one that means its…