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Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons was met with strong sales at launch, with 11.77 million copies sold in just 11 days.

The Nintendo Switch exclusive launched on 20th March 2020 and managed to achieve those sales between that date until 31st March 2020, which is an achievement that the company has described as “the best start ever for a Nintendo Switch title.”

Nintendo added that the game has sold 13.41 million copies in the first six weeks, outpacing both Animal Crossing: Wild World on Nintendo DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf on Nintendo 3DS.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players will set out on an ultra-exclusive Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package.

This promises you the chance to enjoy a peaceful existence full of creativity, charm and the freedom to roll up your sleeves and make your new life whatever you want it to be.

That will see you collect resources so that you can craft everything from creature comforts to handy tools, working to set up a homestead that can be freely decorated – both inside and out.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is now available exclusively for Nintendo Switch worldwide.

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.