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.