And I don't expect Animal Crossing to do wonders for Switch sales, either. It may provide a decent boost for March, but that's it. If you look at New Leaf's performance in the U.S., it sold only 1.36M copies in its first 12 weeks, and its effects on 3DS hardware sales helped it for maybe two months at best and even then only relatively modestly, with Pokemon X & Y being a far better system-seller:
AC is Nintendo's most female friendly big franchise.
It will have a notable impact in broadening NSW userbase.
It can be said that in the past AC games penetration in America and Europe wasn't as high as in Japan but to me that signal that AC has a potentially bigger room for growth in the former markets.
Why did Switch drop YOY for this NPD? Was any notable release last year?