Sections

Find out how to kick start your games industry career

Get Your Free Ticket Today

Animal Crossing: New Leaf becomes best-selling title in the franchise

Sales finally surpass those of Wild World at nearly 12 million units

Neighborly animal whimsy remains one of Nintendo's most popular ideas, whether thanks to or in spite of mobile overtures for the series. Animal Crossing: New Leaf has, per Nintendo's Q1 financial report, surpassed its predecessor Wild World in sales to be the best-selling title in the franchise.

As of June 30, New Leaf had sold 11.78 million units, surpassing the 11.75 million total units sold for Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS. This includes both original sales of New Leaf and the updated version launched in 2016 and packaged as Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.

New Leaf is also the 7th best-selling Nintendo 3DS title, coming in behind Super Mario 3D Land's 12.12 million units and ahead of Super Smash Bros. for 3DS' 9.3 million. The best-selling title on the system remains Mario Kart 7, at 17.21 million units.

Find out how to kick start your games industry career

Get Your Free Ticket Today

More stories

Ubisoft employees upset with lack of communication on misconduct reports

Multiple developers told Kotaku the publisher's maze-like complaint process lacks follow-up, transparency, and in many cases resolution

By Brendan Sinclair

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.