Go NintendoPie bringing more cool news! where did you hear that?
In the thread titled "Iwata Responds to Nintendo as 3rd Party..." is where I got the info from Iwata expecting a lot for Animal Crossing. And Nintendo of America's own Twitter account is where I read that they encourage people to buy the game off the eShop.
Sadly, VGC won't reflect any of this. (Unless there is a decision to increase the weekly sales so as to stay on track with the eShop.)