Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already exceeded expectations in lifetime sales
It’s not a secret that Animal Crossing: New Horizons It has quickly become one of the most successful games on the Switch, however, it does come as a surprise, especially for Nintendo. During the question and answer section of the company’s financial results meeting, it was revealed that the game’s current sales have far exceeded the Big N’s expectations.
In just six weeks, New Horizons has sold more than 13.41 million units. During the investor meeting, Shuntaro Furukawa, president of Nintendo, revealed that this amount exceeds the number of sales expected for the entire life cycle of the game. This is what he mentioned:
“Initial sales for Animal Crossing: New Horizons have greatly exceeded our expectations. We were targeting current sales numbers for the lifetime of the game, considering fans had waited so long for this game, but it all happened at a much faster rate than we anticipated.”
Furukawa also stated that the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons had a big effect on increasing digital sales. “Across Japan, the US, and Europe, around 50% of players who bought the game today have gone with the digital version.”
On related topics, Nintendo expects to sell 19 million Switches during the fiscal year of 2021. Likewise, these are the best-selling games on the console so far.