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Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is well-documented at this point. It sold incredibly well in 2020, including in Australia. In fact, it was the region’s best-selling game of the year overall.

Speaking of success, Nintendo was the top publisher of 2020 with a 16 percent market share. If you only count physical games (the company doesn’t report digital data), the number increases to 29 percent. Switch sales were up 88 percent year-over-year while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 88 percent more boxed copies than it did in 2019.

Here’s a look at Australia’s best-selling games of 2020:

As we enter a new month, there are a new batch of bugs, fish, and underwater creatures to encounter in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – well, for half of the world anyway. It turns out that there’s nothing new in the Northern Hemisphere, but there are quite a few additions down south.

Here’s the full lineup:

This week on our Nintendo Podcast, the death-match for the GOTY commences. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. This episode covers the biggest disappointment of 2020, honorable mentions, and the coveted GOTY award.

Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight.

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A new Japanese commercial for Animal Crossing: New Horizons has gone live as we ring in 2021. Check out the advert below.

This week on Nintendo Everything Podcast, Oni Dino and Galen are fighting to the death for the best games of 2020. The lads argued so hard that it had to be a two-parter. Check out the first half of the show where we give awards for Biggest Positive Surprise, Biggest Embarrassment, Best New Character, Best Non-2020 Game, and Best Paperweight. And do tune in later in the week for the second half of the show which will have Biggest Disappointment, Honorable Mentions, and our definitive Game of the Year 2020 award.

If you’re enjoying NEP, please consider giving us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and share us with a friend. It’s incredibly helpful in getting us exposed to new listeners through algorithms, so we would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you for listening to our Nintendo podcast!

Only a few days remain in December. Once the month is up, the current cycle of bugs, fish, and sea creatures will be swapped out.

We have a couple of helpful charts outlining everything that’s leaving at the end of December. You can find the full rundown for both hemispheres below.

The new year isn’t here just yet, but Animal Crossing: New Horizons is ready to ring in 2021. Nook Shopping is now offering a few different items to celebrate the big day.

Here’s the lineup of a few food items you can currently get your hands on:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta invite some creator friends to join them in an Animal Crossing: New Horizons gift exchange. Check out the full episode below.

Thanks to GameXplain, we have a look at the new Toy Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Take a look at some footage below.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was by far Nintendo’s most successful title of the year. Aside from its massive sales success, it was more than just a game. It seemed to just pop up in many different places and many different ways, especially as a result of the pandemic this year.

Speaking with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser talked about about the game’s success, noting that it performed well beyond expectations. He stated: