The long-awaited Animal Crossing: New Horizons launched worldwide on Friday and by all accounts everyone is thoroughly enjoying it. UK journalist Christopher Dring has revealed on Twitter that launch sales are 3.5x that of the last mainline Animal Crossing video game Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS. He also went on to say that the launch week for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been bigger than the launch of all other Animal Crossing games combined, including the spin-offs. The full UK charts should be published online soon.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a huge hit in the UK. Its sales are 3.5 times bigger than the launch of the last main game (on 3DS). Its launch week is bigger than the launch of all the other Animal Crossing games combined (inc spin offs). And that’s even without digital
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) March 22, 2020