According to recent sales data, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is currently Japan’s best-selling game of 2022.
Even while Nintendo boasts popularity on a global scale, its near-total monopoly on the Japanese game console market cannot be ignored. Moreover, Japanese gamers make up a sizable fraction of the population, and they are particularly a fan of games and genres that are a touch off-beat compared to other gamer preferences.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons tops the list of Japan’s best-selling game in 2022
The Twitter account Game data library shared the list of Japan’s best-selling games of 2022 based on their sales. Animal Crossing: New Horizons has reportedly sold 10.45 million copies in Japan as of right now, breaking the previous record of 10.23 million copies set by the first Pokémon Game Boy games, Red and Green. The tweet, which includes the list of sales information, could be seen below.
The game Animal Crossing New Horizons has been around for well over two years. Even said, the fact that it was released at a time when there was a pandemic and many people were locked inside their houses as a result of lockdowns undoubtedly a role in its commercial success. Though it has consistently proven to Nintendo that it will be a huge sales success since its debut.
Several reviewers gave New Horizons the best ratings for its gameplay and customizability features, praising it as the finest game in the Animal Crossing series. In addition to being a contender for Game of the Year, the game received nominations for more than a dozen categories.
It wouldn’t be unexpected, given its present course, if Splatoon 3 ultimately overtook Animal Crossing: New Horizons and took the record for itself.
After barely two months of availability, Splatoon 3 has succeeded in reaching position 17 on the list, according to Game Data Library’s statistics. Let’s see whether the growth continues next year or if Splatoon 3 surpasses other games.