Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold through 90% of its initial shipment in Japan
Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold well over 1.8 million copies in its first week in Japan. Going along with that massive debut is a strong sell-through rate of 90 percent, according to Dengeki. That means the game not only sold a very high amount, but was in high demand and may have sold out at certain retailers.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons outperformed the last mainline entry in the series, New Leaf, by a wide margin. The 3DS game originally sold 559,000 units in its first week before going on to move a total of four million copies. It’s also outperformed Pokemon Sword/Shield, which sold a tick over 1.5 million units in its first week.
It’s important to note that digital sales are not included. Dengeki points out that it Animal Crossing: New Horizons had a download ratio of 15 percent, overall sales would already be above two million copies sold in Japan.