Animal Crossing (kiddy game) outsells Doom Eternal (manly game) in UK. Second biggest launch for Switch. #sorryGhost

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#1 SolidGame_basic
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https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2020-03-23-wow-animal-crossing-new-horizons-sales-are-through-the-roof

Nintendo Switch exclusive Animal Crossing: New Horizons is an enormous sales success.

It dominated the UK boxed game chart - and sold triple the amount of boxed copies of Bethesda's multi-platform Doom Eternal, which had longer on sale.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the second biggest launch on Nintendo Switch ever, behind Pokémon Sword and Shield. But if you count those games' totals separately, New Horizons is actually top.

It is easily the largest release in the Animal Crossing franchise to date, with more than triple the launch sales of 3DS incarnation New Leaf. (In fact, as GamesIndustry.biz noted, it managed a launch sales total bigger than all other Animal Crossing releases combined.)

And all of this is without digital sales numbers, which Nintendo will likely comment on in due course.

Damn.. all this talk about Animal Crossing makes me want to get it, even though I don't really see the fun in it. But kudos to Nintendo for another big hit. And sorry to @ghosts4ever for the news.

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Can you buy Animal Crossing digitally? No idea if switch has a store.

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#3 phbz
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Been tempted on trying AC to be honest, never played it in the past and looks like a chill experience. On the other hand I'm pretty sure Doom is fantastic but right now I can't get excited by it. I've enjoyed 2016, it was shallow and repetitive but fun. Just not feeling it right now.

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End of a wholesome friendship.

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#5 SolidGame_basic
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@madrocketeer: lol damn

@sealionact: yes you can buy the game digitally.

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#6 robert_sparkes
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I don't be see the hype in animal crossing but know many who play it. I'm just not into endless games like that great sales though.

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#7  Edited By GoldenElementXL
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Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

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Have to buy multiple copies due to one save only. Very smart, Nintendo. Next Zelda will be the same.

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#9  Edited By nepu7supastar7
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@SolidGame_basic:

I'm surprised AC got hyped that much. I always did wanna try it but something always stopped me. Maybe now's a good time to start. It's been a while since I played a cutesy game, anyway. Anyone a fan who can give me a quick description of how Animal Crossing's gameplay is like? Comparisons help!

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Casual4ever racking up those L's, no sympathy though as this is what happens when you shill something continuously. It comes back and bites you in the arse in the end LMFAO.

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#12 SecretPolice
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Lots-o-toddlers at home due to preschool/school closings so the parents are buying them this kiddie game to keep'em out of their hair I suppose. lol :P

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@SecretPolice said:

Lots-o-toddlers at home due to preschool/school closings so the parents are buying them this kiddie game to keep'em out of their hair I suppose. lol :P

Yeah, but Animal Crossing still outsold it! :P

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#14 SecretPolice
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@mandzilla said:
@SecretPolice said:

Lots-o-toddlers at home due to preschool/school closings so the parents are buying them this kiddie game to keep'em out of their hair I suppose. lol :P

Yeah, but Animal Crossing still outsold it! :P

:)

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This forum is just a microcosm of the real world. People don't care about graphics or power.

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We will have to see next month how well Animal Crossing: New Horizons performs in the U.S. when the NPD releases its sales report.

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#17 Archangel3371
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Not surprising at all. Animal Crossing is a pretty big selling franchise, the Switch is a hot system, and it’s definitely the type of game that a lot of people want to pass the time with given the current situation.

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Kiddy games rule.

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@onesiphorus said:

We will have to see next month how well Animal Crossing: New Horizons performs in the U.S. when the NPD releases its sales report.

A number of stores in my area are sold out. These are stores which have been open and remain open throughout this debacle engulfing the world. The numbers should be impressive.

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Lots of lonely housewives in the UK.

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I guess most people would rather pretend to be on a tropical island than hell on earth, while they're quarantined

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Nintendo destroying everybody per usual.

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@freedomfreak: Can’t you just play on a different account?

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This Covid-19 incident has kind of helped this game's sales massively. Its the perfect game for when you're cooped up somewhere with nothing to do. Since my daughter is out of school for a month, she's been really enjoying it and so have I. That said, both Doom: Eternal & Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been great purchase but Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the ideal for a relaxing game.

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Well that makes sense. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a fleshed out game that will get lots of longevity out of one's enjoyment of their purchase, and by design Animal Crossing is intended for the long-run.

Doom Eternal may be a sweet FPS game, but I'm certain most will play it once and then move on.

People are going to be playing New Horizons well after people move on from Doom.

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Got it for my kids and local co-op is fun. Also play the game a ton at night after they go asleep. Then with what we're faced with currently in the world, Animal Crossing helps me mentally decompress.

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Cool, I still dont understand what makes this game good but congrats I guess.

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@goldenelementxl said:

Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

"Animal Crossing sucks now, buy DOOM instead." - anti-SJW grifters

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@sakaixx said:

Cool, I still dont understand what makes this game good but congrats I guess.

Yea, I can sort of see the appeal (laid back distraction), but who knows, maybe I'd like it.

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#30  Edited By Jag85
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@uninspiredcup: This. The game's core demographic are adult women. The same core demographic who routinely buy The Sims. Social sims are one of the most popular genres among female gamers. Especially now in the COVID-19 climate, which greatly benefits social sims like Animal Crossing and The Sims.

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Real men aren't afraid to play Animal Crossing.

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@sealionact said:

Can you buy Animal Crossing digitally? No idea if switch has a store.

Yes.

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@sealionact said:

Can you buy Animal Crossing digitally? No idea if switch has a store.

What a strange, desperate trolling attempt.

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#34 Telekill
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I actually just bought Animal Crossing for my daughter yesterday. Probably her favorite series.

I have no intention of buying Doom.

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#35 SolidGame_basic
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@Telekill said:

I actually just bought Animal Crossing for my daughter yesterday. Probably her favorite series.

I have no intention of buying Doom.

What about buying Doom for your daughter?

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@techhog89: Oh dont be so damn insecure...i dont have a switch, and I asked a genuine question which others have kindly answered without needing to resort to silly accusations.

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@madrocketeer: stop spreading lies , nothing can ruin their friendship ...

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#38  Edited By KungfuKitten
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Completely out of the blue my little sis asked me whether I bought Animal Crossing because she heard about it and wanted to play it too. She has her own copy now and I don't think she even knows yet that we'll be able to visit each other later.

It's the first time I got to experience an Animal Crossing game with someone else and it's a nice feeling.

I also just installed Doom Eternal. They are two games that go very well together because they're so different.

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@madrocketeer: stop spreading lies , nothing can ruin their friendship ...

Man, I'm going to miss this crossover when the internet inevitably moves on.

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@nintendoboy16 said:
@goldenelementxl said:

Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

"Animal Crossing sucks now, buy DOOM instead." - anti-SJW grifters

Alita vs. Captain Marvel all over again.

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@n64dd:

@goldenelementxl said:

Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

This to be honest. Forums don't show the whole picture unless they're huge social media sites like Reddit or Twitter. Even then Twitter isn't really a forum, but it is technically the Internet, so I sort of count it.

@wiiboxstation said:

This forum is just a microcosm of the real world. People don't care about graphics or power.

It's what Steam fanboys fail to realize as well. People don't care about EGS vs Steam, they just care about a PC platform to play games. They'll download EGS for a game they want. Now spending money on it, outside of Fortnite, is something that Epic has to work on.

@n64dd said:

Nintendo destroying everybody per usual.

They always do.

@Jag85 said:
@nintendoboy16 said:
@goldenelementxl said:

Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

"Animal Crossing sucks now, buy DOOM instead." - anti-SJW grifters

Alita vs. Captain Marvel all over again.

What is Alita? I'm not even joking, but I haven't heard of that.

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Bought and playing both :)

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Animal Crossing amazing. Very well deserved.

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@sealionact: You expect me to believe that you legitimately thought Nintendo didn't have a digital store? What do you take me for?

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What I've known about Ghosts4Ever; this user appears to be an FPS fanboy and disliking on other genres.

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@mclarenmaster18 said:

What I've known about Ghosts4Ever; this user appears to be an FPS fanboy and disliking on other genres.

He's also a well known alt, almost everyone here knows that.

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@techhog89: I honestly couldn't care less what you believe. I asked a question, and you and only you thought it was a troll attempt. Tells me a lot about your insecurities and especially your judgement.

I have already told you that it was a genuine question, and now you want me to repeat it?

I haven't had a Nintendo since Wii, and they have a notoriously poor online service so...yes. I legitimately wondered if so many had bought Animal Crossing physically because it's not available digitally. Might have been a Nintendo policy, might have had something to do with storage...

Grow up, and stop worrying what others think about a lump of plastic...otherwise you'll end up accusing people of bias or trolling left, right and centre.

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Another overrated Nintendo game sell crazy good what a suprise

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Didn't doom flop here with an ok score of 8?

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@luxuryheart said:
@Jag85 said:
@nintendoboy16 said:
@goldenelementxl said:

Animal Crossing has a TON of buzz on social media. (Ninja's wife, Brie Larson, Lil Nas X to name a few) It's kinda crazy to see. There's also 5x more people watching Animal Crossing on Twitch vs Doom.

The ultra violent shooter genre is pretty played out at this point. This board is just more evidence of niche gamers being niche.

"Animal Crossing sucks now, buy DOOM instead." - anti-SJW grifters

Alita vs. Captain Marvel all over again.

What is Alita? I'm not even joking, but I haven't heard of that.

Battle Angel Alita is a Japanese cyberpunk manga series and anime OVA from the early '90s. In the early 2000s, James Cameron brought the rights to make a Hollywood movie adaptation, but it was in development hell for nearly two decades. Cameron eventually produced Alita: Battle Angel and released it in early 2019.

Alita was released just weeks before Captain Marvel, and both movies drew comparisons because they have female protagonists. Captain Marvel star Brie Larson made some comments about white male critics which offended the alt-right, so they attacked Captain Marvel and supported Alita instead. The irony is that Alita is more diverse than Captain Marvel (Alita has a Latina lead), yet the alt-right somehow made Alita out to be their "anti-SJW" movie. Strange stuff.