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Animal Crossing: New Leaf  



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.

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This Isabelle purse is absolutely adorable photo


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Animal Crossing New Leaf opening theme orchestrated photo


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9:30 PM on 10.01.2014
This Isabelle purse is absolutely adorable

Isabelle is one of the most adorable faces to come out of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, that's for sure. Have you ever wanted to yank her cute little face off and carry it around with you as a purse? Now you can, thanks to the O...more



9:00 AM on 05.21.2014
These new Animal Crossing: New Leaf plush toys are way too kaway-way

Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to haunt our dreams by serving up adorable new plush toys and mascot plush keychains, and we just eat it up like good little boys and girls. There's a few new goodies out for sale now, incl...more



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




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