Animal Crossing Has Best Physical Switch Release Ever In The UK

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has tracked the best ever launch numbers in physical sales for a Switch game in the UK. The initial sales for Nintendo’s latest big game are the system’s best ever, unless you count Pokemon Sword/Shield as a single game and combine their sales.

GamesIndustry.biz is reporting that the launch sales numbers for the latest Animal Crossing in the UK are higher than the launch sales of every previous Animal Crossing game–including spin-offs like Happy Home Designer–combined. Although exact numbers are not given for individual games, New Horizons led in a week where 475,000 physical games were sold.

It’s worth noting that these figures do not include digital sales at all, which likely drive New Horizons’ total sales much, much higher.

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Author: James O’Connor