Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been very successful in the United States in terms of both copies sold and earnings compared to any Mario or Zelda title in history.

On all Nintendo consoles, only two games had a bigger US launch than Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and both were titles dedicated to the universe of Smash Bros. Right in its launch month, NPD sales figures show that New Horizons have already surpassed the sales of every other Animal Crossing game in the series.

In the US, it is now the third largest Nintendo game launch ever seen behind Super Smash Bros. Brawl released in December 2008 for Wii e Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Switch released in December 2018. The United States spent 1.6 billion dollars in video games and hardware in March 2020, a 35% increase over the same period last year. In particular, hardware sales increased by 63%, as people bought consoles before the lockdown period began.

We remind you that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available for Nintendo Switch; the game will get a big free update this Thursday. If you are a beginner then at this link you can view our complete guide.