Animal Crossing: New Horizons was Nintendo’s strong bet for this year and the market response, as expected, has been impressive as it has made the Switch title the game of the moment. The success of this title has been confirmed today in the North American market as its commercial performance was enough to grant it the title of the best-selling game of March.
US NPD SW – Animal Crossing: New Horizons was the best-selling game of March 2020, despite the lack of digital tracking for Nintendo published software. Animal Crossing: New Horizons instantly becomes the 2nd best-selling game of 2020. pic.twitter.com/nxKtKKX78e
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Overall, March 2020 was a good month for video game software sales, which reached $ 739 million with growth of 34 percent compared to the same period last year. This also marks the highest spending on tracked software since March 2011 ($ 787 million).