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Animal Crossing, known as Dōbutsu no Mori (どうぶつの森 ?, lit. Animal Forest) in Japan, is a life simulation video game franchise made by Nintendo. It was first released in Japan for the Nintendo 64 on April 14, 2001. Due to the drastically decreasing N64 market, the game was not released for the N64 outside Japan. The game was then ported to the Nintendo GameCube in Japan on December 14, 2001; North America on September 15, 2002; Australia on October 17, 2003; and Europe on September 24, 2004. As of June 2021, the Animal Crossing franchise has sold over 69.33 million copies worldwide.

Games[]

Year Platform Title Sales
(millions)
Ref
2001 N64 Animal Forest 0.21 [1]
GCN Animal Crossing 2.27 [2]
2005 DS Animal Crossing: Wild World 11.75 [3]
2008 Wii Animal Crossing: City Folk 4.32 [2]
2013 3DS Animal Crossing: New Leaf 12.93 [4]
2015 3DS Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer 3.47 [2]
Wii U Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival 0.49* [5]
2017 Mobile Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Free
2020 Switch Animal Crossing: New Horizons 33.89 [6]
Total sales 69.33

Notes[]

  • * include VGChartz numbers
  • A second version of Animal Crossing was released in Japan for the GCN with e-Reader support on June 27, 2003.
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World is the fourth best selling DS game in Japan, with 5.24 copies sold.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World is also the seventh best selling handheld game in Japan.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: Wild World is the ninth best selling game in Japan of all time.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the best selling 3DS game in Japan, with over 5.06 copies sold.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the second best selling Switch game.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the best selling Switch game in Japan, with over 5.62 million copies sold.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons is also the second best selling console game in Japan.[7]
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the sixth best selling game in Japan of all time.[7]
  • The first six weeks of of Animal Crossing: New Horizons has sold more than each individual Animal Crossing lifetime sales at 13.41 million copies.[8]

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See also: Best selling games · Best selling games worldwide · Highest grossing franchises
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