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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now the second-highest selling Switch game of all-time

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has now sold 22.40 million copies since launch, making it the second highest-selling game on the Switch. 

Nintendo released the incredible figure in its financial earnings, revealing that as of June 30, 2020, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most successful games on the platform. It's second only to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is the biggest seller on Switch with 26.74 million copies. New Horizons has now overtaken the sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and has almost doubled the sales number of copies of its predecessor, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which sold 12.55 million copies on the 3DS. The figure is all the more impressive when you consider New Horizons released in March, just under five months ago. 

The financial data also highlights that Nintendo has sold a little over 60 million Switch consoles. Back in May, Nintendo revealed Animal Crossing: New Horizons officially had "the best start" of any Switch game, selling 12 million copies in its first 11 days after launch, and in the UK, New Horizons was the fastest-selling Switch game to date

The sales really demonstrate the success of New Horizons since it first launched. With many staying at home, New Horizons brought people together in past months and gave many a platform to celebrate real-life milestones and events, from Global Pride to weddings and birthdays. The island getaway even sets the scene for a talk show from screenwriter Gary Whitta.

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