It really was a case of the right game at the right time; it was gonna be huge anyway, but a relaxing life sim in a time where people are cooped up at home and stressed out by scary circumstances? Like selling sunscreen at an Australian nudist colony.
Indeed a most fortuitous circumstance. Imagine how conflicted people at Nintendo must be right now. Saddened at the pandemic but elated at the increased sales from it.
Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."