Animal Crossing: New Leaf Overtakes Black Ops 2 in Sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Overtakes Black Ops 2 in Sales

Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to dominate Japan, to the extent of taking the number one spot from one of the best-selling franchise in the world. Call of Duty: Black Ops II falls to number 2, while New Leaf surpasses a staggering one million sales.

Here’s this week’s Japanese sales chart. The figure after the title is this week’s sales, and the number in brackets are lifetime sales.

01.[3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf – 213,414 / (1,106,758)
02. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition – 197,350 / NEW
03. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Dungeon – 121,480 / NEW
04. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational – 100,862 / NEW
05. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2 – 34,971 / (1,420,184)
06. [360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition – 22,177 / NEW
07. [3DS] E.X. Troopers – 17,402 / NEW
08. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III – 16,379 / (88,883)
09. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Best Price!) – 11,369 / (24,604)
10. [3DS] Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima – 10,452 / NEW

As far hardware sales, the 3DS is selling over five times the amount of its closest competitor, the PS3. No doubt it was New Leaf‘s release that helped play a part in the numbers.

3DS – 162,077 (8,420,471)
PS3 – 34,167 (8,649,457)
PSP – 16,903 (19,452,658)
PSV – 9,712 (1,052,516)
WII – 3,590 (12,596,436)
360 – 1,495 (1,605,966)
PS2 – 747 (21,827,396)
NDS – 452 (32,874,588)

While the Japanese are generally quite different in their tastes than the US and Europe, I have faith that New Leaf do great in both territories too. I can’t wait!

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is coming to North America in the first or second fiscal quarter of 2013. There is currently no word on a European release date.

[Source: NintendoLife]

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avatar An aspiring writer from England. Reece was born with a controller in his hands. From the age of 4 he had his filthy mitts on a Game Boy, PSOne and Sega Mega Drive (Genesis to you Americans!),. Open to any system and genre, he remains completely unbiased as a proud owner of a Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, PS3 and 3DS.