Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold more digital units in a single month (5.0M) than any console game in history. The Nintendo-published title broke the console record for monthly digital game sales previously held by Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Animal Crossing: New Horizons also roughly matched the first-month digital sales of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Pokémon Sword and Shield put together. The game’s combination of social features and a relaxing setting likely appealed to individuals stuck at home. Closures of brick and mortar stores also meant that a higher share of consumers purchased the game digitally compared to past Switch titles.
my coworkers were all waiting for the game to be ready to download (txting one another in group chat) whilst I had the game, a few days before launch...I vastly underestimated Animal Crossing.
It was niche. Then it wasn't.
Total worldwide shipments and digital sales for the action RPG series Dark Souls have surpassed 27 million units, with 10 million units claimed by Dark Souls III alone, publisher Bandai Namco and developer FromSoftware announced.
niche my ass!