Saying Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been an amazing success for Nintendo could be an understatement. Nonetheless topping the UK charts in 2021, Twitter not too long ago revealed it as their most talked-about recreation for 2020 and it additionally turned Metacritic’s top-rated Nintendo recreation for final yr.
Undeniably, New Horizons has been an enormous consider pushing Swap console gross sales, so we won’t be too shocked that it is also turn into France’s high vendor for 2020. It is a spot beforehand occupied by EA’s annual FIFA entries, which have been France’s largest video games between 2014-2019, that means New Horizons has damaged a profitable 6-year streak.
It additionally marks Nintendo’s first recreation to assert this crown since Mario Kart Wii in 2008. Earlier than that, we’re wanting all the best way again to Pokémon Silver in 2001, as Name of Obligation and Professional Evolution Soccer additionally dominated for a very long time.
In some other yr, it might’ve been extra shocking to see FIFA lose that place, however by September alone, New Horizons’ had bought 26.04 million copies worldwide, a mere six months after launch. It additionally turned the quickest recreation to hit 6 million bodily gross sales in Japan again in November, so seeing this success unfold to different international locations wasn’t significantly surprising.
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