As part of today's financial performance, Nintendo revealed that "Animal Crossing: New Horizons" sold 13.41 million copies in the first six weeks of its release.
"New Horizons" debuted on the Switch on March 20. By March 31 (the day when Nintendo ’s latest financial period ended), it sold 11.77 million copies. As you can see, this is already a huge success, and its predecessor, "Animal Crossing: New Leaves of Nintendo 3DS", has sold 12.55 million copies. The 6 best-selling games are already numbered on the switchboard (if the sales of "Pokémon Sword" and "Shield" are combined). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe topped the list with 24.77 million copies sold.
In recent years, the popularity of the "Animal Crossing" series has continued to increase, and Animal Crossing Bells has emerged in the current pandemic and become a common cultural moment. It provides players with a way to escape social distance and build their own virtual community. Animal Crossing made its debut for Nintendo 64 in Japan in 2001. The series was first seen when the GameCube version was released in 2002.
To date, Nintendo has sold 55.7 million Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite consoles, with an operating profit of US $ 3.31 billion, an increase of 41% from US $ 2.34 billion in the same period last year. Net profit was US $ 2.43 billion, an increase of 33.5% from US $ 1.82 billion in the same period last year. The sales of Pokémon and Animal Crossing series of games contributed to this year's strong development. Cheap Animal Crossing Items has become the choice of more and more players. Nintendo said that COVID-19 caused some delays in Switch production and shipment, but this had little effect on the business performance of the year. Nintendo said that despite the unpredictable COVID-19, production and transportation seem to be gradually recovering.
At the same time, Nintendo said it had sold 17.37 million sets of "Pokémon Sword" and "Pokémon Shield" on the Switch. Animal Crossing sold 11.77 million units (as of March 31st), which is the best start of the Nintendo Switch champion ever. In addition, Luigi's Mansion 3 and Super Mario Maker 2 also continue to maintain stable sales. Nintendo and other Switch developers have 27 products during the year and sold more than 1 million units.
Due to the strong sales of Nintendo Switch and the games running on it, the company previously raised its profit forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31. As of March 31, Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite have so far sold 55.7 million game consoles, and as of March 31, software sales have reached 356.2 million copies. Nintendo3DS has sold 75.7 million units and 383 million copies of software.