Superdata Research has published their usual monthly report on digital sales in gaming, revealing some staggering new figures about Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ performance in March.
According to Superdata Research, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold around 5 million copies digitally in March. Not only is this an incredible number on its own, but the game has also set a new record in terms of first-month digital sales, smashing the record previously held by Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.
You can check out Superdata Research’s full comment on the subject below:
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.
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