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Animal Crossing first 3DS game to pass 2M sales in Japan


6:30 PM on 12.27.2012
Animal Crossing first 3DS game to pass 2M sales in Japan photo



We love us some Animal Crossing, and having the series on a capable handheld system like the 3DS is a great fit, but New Leaf hitting two million copies sold in Japan before any other 3DS title? I had no idea. Check out this great animation created by NeoGAF user Road which charts it all out.

The latest installment in the bizarre, charming series has beaten the likes of Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, and Monster Hunter 3G to the milestone. What makes this accomplishment extra special is the fact that New Leaf has only been out in Japan since November 8. Granted, the more good software you have for a system, the bigger the install base will inevitably become. Still, this seems like an entirely worthy game.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf is selling like hotcakes [Tiny Cartridge]





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Caveat Crossing: Win a 3DS, New Leaf bedroom makeover photo


Grab Link's Wind Waker shirt in Animal Crossing: New Leaf photo


Attack on Titan X Animal Crossing: New Leaf photo


Animal Crossing New Leaf opening theme orchestrated photo


Everything I need to know I learned from Animal Crossing photo


You need to hear this Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover photo


Only the lonely don't own Animal Crossing: New Leaf photo


Reggie's Animal Crossing home has his face on a bed photo


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4:30 PM on 03.19.2014
Animal Crossing is so successful because of its diverse team

Almost half of the people that worked on Animal Crossing: New Leaf are women. When its director Aya Kyogoku started with Nintendo in 2003, she was the only female game designer there. A decade later and that's no longer the c...more



11:00 AM on 01.31.2014
These Club Nintendo Animal Crossing posters are 'dawwsome

I know people that are still playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Heck, I know people that are still playing old Animal Crossing games. Such is the staying power of this Nintendo franchise, and now, you can celeb...more



11:00 AM on 10.03.2013
Caveat Crossing: Win a 3DS, New Leaf bedroom makeover

Channel One News is putting on a contest wherein you can win a 3DS XL, a copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and a bunch of Animal Crossing decor to makeover your bedroom with. That means you can finally get rid of that disgus...more



11:45 AM on 10.01.2013
Grab Link's Wind Waker shirt in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In this morning's Nintendo Direct, it was really easy to miss a small bit of news regarding Animal Crossing: New Leaf -- Link's shirt from the beginning of Wind Waker is totally free! All you have to do is go straight to the ...more



1:00 AM on 09.05.2013
Attack on Titan X Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Attack on Titan meets Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The villager face on Eren killed me. Is Attack on New Leaf the best parody yet? [Japanator]more



3:00 PM on 07.17.2013
Animal Crossing New Leaf opening theme orchestrated

The team that put together The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses tour are back at it with music from a Nintendo franchise. This time, the Star Pop Orchestra puts its strings and woodwinds to Animal Crossing: New Lea...more



4:30 PM on 07.13.2013
Everything I need to know I learned from Animal Crossing

[Images by Sarah Thomas] Over a year ago, I annoyed a lot of people by announcing that the term "art game" is stupid because it is overly vague and easily misconstrued, worsens the ever increasing problem of class-ism in vide...more



2:30 PM on 07.09.2013
You need to hear this Animal Crossing: New Leaf cover

Trips to the island in Animal Crossing: New Leaf will never be the same after listening to these Kapp'n covers by YouTube user misterrandell. Hauntingly beautiful, yet at the same time uplifting. He says he's been "totally o...more



10:00 AM on 06.23.2013
Only the lonely don't own Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Times are tough for those in certain circles that that don't have the new Animal Crossing. Depending on who you run with on the internet, your Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter feeds could currently be filled to the brim with pic...more



9:00 PM on 06.21.2013
Reggie's Animal Crossing home has his face on a bed

Have you ever wondered how the other half live? Wonder no more. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime gives an all access look at his Animal Crossing: New Leaf home in this adorable video. Plus, he drops some proper...more




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12:30 PM on 04.18.2014
PlayStation 4 outsold Xbox One in March 2014

PS4 sales topped 7 million as of Sony's last count, while Microsoft says upwards of 5 million Xbox One consoles have been shipped to retailers since launch. The former system was the best-seller for March (that's three months...more



8:30 AM on 04.18.2014
Persona Q: New battle system videos show Boost system

It's gotten to the point to where I'm checking my YouTube subscriptions first thing in the morning to see if there are any more videos from Atlus on their upcoming wares. Today we're in luck as a couple of new videos on Pers...more



8:00 AM on 04.18.2014
Watch the new Pokemon movie in Japan, get Diancie and Darkrai

Japan is holding a rather neat promotion for its newest Pokemon movie -- Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction. If you go see the film in theaters on July 19th, you'll not only net the new titular Pokemon, but you'll also na...more



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