Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become Japan̵7;s second best-selling game of all time, taking over Pokémon Gold and Silver after 21 years without difficulty.
From Nintendo Animal Crossing: New Horizons is continuing to dominate, as it has now become Japan’s second best-selling game of all time. The previous record holder was none other than Game Freak’s Gold Pokémon and Silver, released almost 21 years ago. Meanwhile, the number one bestseller is Pokémon title (s), Pokémon Red and Blue
Original Gold Pokémon and Silver was released in Japan in November 1999 and quickly became one of the best-selling video games not only on Game Boy Color but on all fifth generation (including the original Playstation and Nintendo 64). Although selling less than before Pokémon generation, the original Gold Pokémon and Silver and its remake Pokémon HeartGold and silver Soul usually considered the best Pokémon the game was made and continuously praised by fans in many different ways.
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After two decades in second place, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the title from Gold Pokémon and Silver. Recently, Animal Crossing: New Horizon has become the second best-selling Nintendo Switch title, and according to a tweet from the Game Data Library, it is currently also the second best-selling game in Japan, across all platforms. A follow-up tweet claimed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold over 7.5 million units since its release, Gold Pokémon and Silver7.17 million.
Since June, New Horizons has sold more than 350,000 units domestically, so the sales as of today are over 7.5 million.
In other words, it is actually the second best selling game of all time.
The impossible Red / Green / Blue is being dethroned.
– Game Data Library (@GameDataLibrary) August 6, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has only been on the market for a few months, much less than Gold Pokémon and SilverBut it has been received by many other critically acclaimed headlines such as Super Mario Bros. and Super Smash Bros.and get it done in much less time. Game data library suggests that Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘momentum is not reduced, which means it is passable Pokémon Red and Blue for the best-selling video game of all time in Japan.
Sure, with a dedicated and creative fan base to keep the game alive, that’s easy to imagine. Animal Crossing: New Horizons finally hit 10 million, perhaps sooner than later. Using Game Data Library information, Animal Crossing: New Horizons it takes about 2.5 million more units to become the best-selling game of all time in Japan, which looks viable. Considering how accessible the game is to everyone and combined with the fact that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in more video game players, everything seems to be right. Animal Crossing: New Horizons to add another historical title to its already impressive resume.
Though, it’s also possible that the game reaches a point where everyone in Japan who wants to play it already has a copy, or they can’t hold their Nintendo Switch hands on to play it. It’s hard to say which outcome is more likely to happen out of the two, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons Definitely have advantages, because of the above production Pokémon Red and Blue stopped long ago Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still early in its life and has years of support before it.
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons now available on Nintendo Switch.
Source: Game / Twitter Data Library
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