Nintendo Switch has been out for a little over three years, but it didn’t even take three months for Animal Crossing: New Horizons to become the system’s best-selling game of all time in Japan. In that region alone, the game has sold around 3.9 million copies, putting it just ahead of the previous best-seller, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
Ultimate‘s former record-holding number was 3.7 million copies in Japan. According to Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa, New Horizons also boasts a high percentage of digital sales around the world, with around half of all copies selling through Nintendo’s Switch eShop.
April made Nintendo the best-selling publisher in Japan for five months in a row, during which the company moved 1.6 million games and managed to generate ¥9.25 billion (about $86.4 million). Square Enix came in second with 1.03 million games and ¥8.75 billion ($81.8 million), boosted by big name releases like Final Fantasy VII Remake (839,000 copies) and the Trials of Mana remake.