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Animal Crossing is off to an incredible start just one month after it released.  While concrete numbers won't be known until next month, it's safe to say that this is the best selling game in an already respectable franchise.  In light of current conditions I thought we should have a discussion as to the why of this game's phenomenal success, and I thought the best way to do this was to not throw out any possibilities, but rather consider all of them and how they create the whole.

So what percentage (out of a hundred of course) would you give to each factor in Animal Crossing: New Horizon's success to date?

Covid 19/Shelter in Place
Nintendo game drought
Quality of Game
Quality of Franchise
Time since last Release
Install Base of Switch
Handheld/Console Merger
Pocket Camp (Mobile)
Social Media
Other (please specify)

Last edited by super_etecoon - on 24 April 2020