Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold out in Japan just a week after launch, having shifted 600,000 units and 200,000 digital downloads of the full game. Money hungry Tom Nook must be leaping for joy. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took to Twitter to discuss the game’s success. See what he had to say below.
Iwata confirmed that Japanese retailers would see a new shipment of 200,000 copies this week. Stores have also been selling digital download cards for the game, and those too have sold out, suggesting that Nintendo’s move to full game downloads is paying off in the East.
However, paid DLC is not coming to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Iwata called paid DLC ‘unwholesome’ in a recent interview.
Great numbers for Animal Crossing! Also he states Japan will be getting 100k shipment early this week, and another 200k by the end of it! Might end up as the biggest game of the year in Japan.