Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sales Cross 11 Million Units in 11 Days

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales passed 13 million units since launch.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales passed 13 million units since launch. | Courtesy of Nintendo

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales crossed 11.77 million units in the first 11 days of the game's launch, from March 20 through March 31, Nintendo announced Thursday in its quarterly earnings report. Total sales hit 13.41 million copies worldwide in the first six weeks after release.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sales Among the Best in Switch History

Those numbers — an average of 1 million units per day in the first 11 days — earned New Horizons the Switch's best sales start ever, and place it ranked seventh in the list of top-selling Switch games as of March 31.

Around half of all New Horizons sales were digital, and around 40% of buyers were women.

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Pokémon Sword and Shield has sold 17.37 million units as of March 31, outselling all previous 3DS Pokémon Games. Nintendo Online has over 15 million paid users in large part because of Sword and Shield and New Horizons.

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Nintendo also announced it had sold 55.77 million Switches total, making the last quarter's total 3.29 million units sold. Nintendo described the console as being in the middle of its life cycle, suggesting another three years minimum before the company produces a new console.