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Animal Crossing: New Horizons now the second best-selling game ever in Japan, best-selling single SKU

Posted on August 8, 2020 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

It’s no secret that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been selling incredibly well around the world since launch. But if you needed further proof of the game’s success, you might be interested to know that it’s now Japan’s second best-selling game of all time.

Pokemon Red / Green / Blue currently holds the record for the best-selling game of all time in Japan. But if we were only counting single SKUs, Animal Crossing would be at the top. Also keep in mind that New Horizons has only been out for a few months.

Here’s a look at the top twenty best-selling games of all time in Japan:

1. Pokemon Red/Green/Blue (Game Boy) – 10,230,000
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch) – 7,500,000
3. Pokemon Gold/Silver (Game Boy Color) – 7,1710,000
4. Super Mario Bros. (Famicom) – 6,810,000
5. New Super Mario Bros. (DS) – 6,490,000
6. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS) – 5,850,000
7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) – 5,800,000
8. Pokemon Black/White (DS) – 5,530,000
9. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA) – 5,400,000
10. Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS) – 5,330,000
11. Brain Age 2 (DS) – 5,100,000
12. Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP) – 4,850,000
13. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) – 4,640,000
14. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – 4,630,000
15. Pokemon X/Y (3DS) – 4,600,000
16. Pokemon Sword/Shield (Switch) – 4,520,000
17. Dragon Quest IX (DS) – 4,400,000
18. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) – 4,250,000
19. Tetris (Game Boy) – 4,240,000
20. Super Mario Land (Game Boy) – 4,190,000

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