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‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Tops Japan’s Recent Video Game Rankings!

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We are totally not surprised on this one. Website Famitsu released the following video games that topped Japan’s charts last week. The Number 1 spot was taken by Animal Crossing: New Horizons which was released on March 20. On its first week of release, it has sold around 1,880,626 copies in Japan alone.

Second in the ranks is Nioh 2 which was released last March 12. In the last week, it sold 26, 140 copies with an over-all Japan sale of 118,032 copies sold. Third place in the ranks is Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX which was released last March 6. This week, it sold 21,954 copies with over-all sales of 206,893 copies.

About Animal Crossing: New Horizons (as Described by Nintendo)

Escape to a deserted island and create your own paradise as you explore, create, and customize in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game. Your island getaway has a wealth of natural resources that can be used to craft everything from tools to creature comforts. You can hunt down insects at the crack of dawn, decorate your paradise throughout the day, or enjoy sunset on the beach while fishing in the ocean. The time of day and season match real life, so each day on your island is a chance to check in and find new surprises all year round.

Show off your island utopia to family and friends—or pack your bags and visit theirs. Whether playing online* or with others beside you**, island living is even better when you can share it. Even without hopping on a flight, you’ll meet a cast of charming animal residents bursting with personality. Friendly faces like Tom Nook and Isabelle will lend their services and happily help you grow your budding community. Escape to your island getaway—however, whenever, and wherever you want.

About Nioh 2 (as Described by PlayStation)

Master the lethal arts of the samurai as a mysterious half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior, in this challenging action RPG sequel.

Explore violent Sengoku-era Japan and the deadly Dark Realm, both plagued with grotesque, merciless demons.

Unsheathe your deadly weapons and cut down all enemies in your path using a revamped combat system and the ability to transform into a full Yokai to unleash devastating paranormal powers.

About Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (as Described by its Official Website)

Become a Pokémon in This Mysterious New Adventure for Nintendo Switch!

Which Pokémon Are You?

At the start of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, you will answer a few questions that will determine which Pokémon you will be on this adventure.

Take this quick quiz to see which Pokémon will lead you as you explore this site!

Just choose which of these statements rings the most true for you.

Below reveals the complete rankings and some sale details:

Rank

System

Title

Release Date

Weekly Copies

Total Copies

1

NSw

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Mar-20

1,880,626

1,880,626

2

PS4

Nioh 2

Mar-12

26,140

118,032

3

NSw

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Mar-06

21,954

206,893

4

NSw

Pokémon Sword & Shield

November 15, 2019

17,608

3,527,528

5

NSw

Minecraft

June 21, 2018

12,116

1,321,931

6

NSw

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

April 28, 2017

12,095

2,829,353

7

NSw

Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

December 7, 2018

10,647

3,612,919

8

NSw

Ring Fit Adventure

October 18, 2019

7,505

731,308

9

NSw

Splatoon 2

July 21, 2017

7,467

3,349,417

10

NSw

Super Mario Party

October 5, 2018

6,580

1,375,417

11

NSw

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III

Mar-19

6,280

6,280

12

NSw

Tōhoku Daigaku Reika Igaku Kenkyūjo Kawashima Ryūta Kyōji Kanshū Nō o Kitaeru Otona no Nintendo Switch Training

December 27, 2018

5,188

181,813

13

NSw

My Hero One's Justice 2

Mar-12

5,095

22,092

14

NSw

Super Mario Maker 2

June 28, 2019

5,093

878,995

15

NSw

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

March 3, 2017

4,856

1,546,362

16

NSw

New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

January 11, 2019

4,700

801,983

17

NSw

Luigi's Mansion 3

October 31, 2019

3,856

620,141

18

NSw

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

November 1, 2019

3,179

290,098

19

NSw

Tsuri Spirits Nintendo Switch Version

July 25, 2019

3,043

409,606

20

PS4

Subnautica

Mar-19

2,762

2,762

 

If you are itching to get a Nintendo Switch this year, you better get it soonest while stocks are still available. In a report released by business news company Bloomberg on Monday, shortages of the popular handheld console will “likely” happen in April for the United States and Europe due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This is because of he delays of production of the console’s components in China as well as its finally assembly in Vietnam.

These delays might affect the units that are slated to arrive in April this year.

Japan might be experiencing a little drought as well when it comes to supplies of Nintendo Switch as Nintendo confirmed that both production and shipments of their current popular console is delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. This delay also includes other official peripherals for the console like its Joy-Con controllers.

In relation to this, Nintendo has also reviewed that its popular Nintendo Switch game Ring Fit Adventure is also on a shortage in Japan as shipments are delayed.

To those who are still hoping to get themselves a Nintendo Switch and expecting a new model to be released this year, you might have to choose from the previous released models as it was recently revealed during Nintendo’s financial results briefing that no new model will be released for the console this year.

Although there will be no new Nintendo Switch model will be out on the market this year, a special edition Nintendo Switch design was revealed in theme of the upcoming release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This new design is slated to be released on March 13, just a couple of days ahead of the games official release date which is on March 20. An “Aloha Edition” carrying case will also be made available for the Switch Lite owners.

The recent model, which is the Nintendo Switch Lite handheld was officially released last September 2019. This compact version of the original Nintendo Switch console (first released on March 3, 2017) is only made exclusively for handheld gameplay and you would not be able to connect it to your television. The first version of the Nintendo Switch sold around 52.48 million units worldwide as of December 31 last year. In around three months until December 31, Nintendo solar around 10.81 million units.

In the case of other gaming consoles, Microsoft has confirmed to they will be releasing its Xbox Series X console, while Sony has confirmed the release of the highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Both consoles are expected to released on the market on the 2020 holiday season.

As of this writing, there is still no word of delay in relation to shipment of the PlayStation 4 Console and its physical games.

 

Source: Famitsu

See also: Hooo…WHO?! ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Reigns and Still Number 1 in Japan’s Video Game Rankings

See also: Animal Crossing: New Horizons Remains Supreme at #1 in Recent Video Game Rankings

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