Animal Crossing has been a hit since it’s induction on the Nintendo 64 and that carried over to the newer entries as well. I, personally, sank almost 300 hours into Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS and I don’t have one regret!
The 3DS has sold many units throughout its tremendously (and abnormal) lifespan (7 years ago this past February!) and with that many units out in the wild it comes as no surprise that New Leaf has now become the best-selling entry in the franchise. At the end of June New Leaf’s sales numbers were at 11.78 million sold which beats out the previous record holder for the series, Wild World (Nintendo DS), which was as 11.75 million.
Also not surprising is that with these kinds of numbers New Leaf is the 7th best-selling title on the 3DS which is a far reach from the number one, Mario Kart 7, with 17.21 million.
Still, even at 7th place, those are some impressive numbers!
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SourceCode, aka Lucas Hughes, is the creator/owner of Nintendo Playroom. He spends his days primarily as a husband/father/programmer/gamer. He loves all things Nintendo and is very passionate about the Nintendo community.