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According to digital sales tracker SuperData, they estimate that Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 5 million digital units in the month of March.  This places the game not only as the strongest digital launch for a Nintendo game but the strongest digital launch for any game ever.

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I'm so excited, and I just can't hide it; I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!!



5 million for a nintendo game, is this the sign digital is popping off for nintendo
nice



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Mario Kart 8 is in danger. This will have a 13m launch month making it the fastest selling Switch game by far. Who would have ever guessed that Animal Crossing would have been the biggest killer app for the Switch over Smash or Pokémon.

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newwil7l said:
Mario Kart 8 is in danger. This will have a 13m launch month making it the fastest selling Switch game by far. Who would have ever guessed that Anima Crossing would have been the biggest killer app for the Switch over Smash or Pokémon.

blue ocean,  its going to be wii all over again 4.1 million switches sold each month



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5 Million Digital in March is insane. If we were to apply Nintendo's percentages of digital and physical purchases last quarter where 71% of Nintendo games were purchased physically and 29% were purchased. Than the total sales of Animal Crossing in 10 Days would be 17 MILLION! That borderline would surpass Super Mario Odyssey,Zelda,Pokemon,Smash, while threatening Mario Kart in sales.

-However, it's good to point out that the digital sales were likely inflated by the quarantine, but I still heavily doubt the digital sales accounted for more than 50% of it's total sales since people do still love physical copies and the spike in Switch sales due to Animal Crossing proves that people are still willing to go to retail stores to purchase video games. So it seems very likely that total Animal Crossing sales just in March are between 11-17 Million, which is unprecedented by any exclusive game I know of to sell that amount in 10 days in history, that would beat out Smash,Pokemon,Mario, Zelda and even those outside of Nintendo like Halo 3 & reach which all had huge launches. This is insane.



I am very anxiously awaiting Nintendo's official report. All indications show it is going to be one for the record books.



Is SuperData actually any good?



forest-spirit said:
Is SuperData actually any good?

They are the industry leader in the digital reporting field. The closest thing to a digital NPD.



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so thats at least 8 million that we know of then right? 5 million digital, plus 3 million physical in japan.



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