Animal Crossing: New Horizons Breaks Record For Most Digital Copies Sold

Yesterday we reported how well Animal Crossing: New Horizons performed at retailers across the United States. Now we’ve got word that it absolutely killed it digitally as well. In fact, according to SuperData, the title has sold more digital units in a single month (5 million) than any console game in history. In fact, you’d have to put both Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword & Shield digital sales together to even approach the number that Animal Crossing has sold. Very impressive numbers!

 

From SuperData:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold more digital units in a single month (5.0M) than any console game in history. The Nintendo-published title broke the console record for monthly digital game sales previously held by Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Animal Crossing: New Horizons also roughly matched the first-month digital sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword and Shield put together. The game’s combination of social features and a relaxing setting likely appealed to individuals stuck at home. Closures of brick and mortar stores also meant that a higher share of consumers purchased the game digitally compared to past Switch titles.

 

[Source: SuperData]

 

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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