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New Trailer For Animal Crossing New Leaf

Animal Crossing is a hugely popular franchise for Nintendo with its cute villages and towns and the adorable characters you can meet in the game.


The newest instalment about to release in North America, Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the Nintendo 3DS, so Nintendo are showing off another aspect of the game, which is the ability to go shopping and pick out outfits for your in game avatar and even homeware stores where you can make your home your very own. The trailer below released by Nintendo focuses on the tourist attractions available for the town and the various ways you can shop and support the local business by shopping in the various town shops.

The Best Selling Games – February, Japan

Here’s a quick look at the games which set the charts on fire in Japan for the past month of February. The 3DS is absolutely killing it with 7 out of the top ten spots being available for Nintendo’s handheld.


No Wii U titles, which is a worry, but the odd Wii title managed to make dent with Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition, addictive drum game at its best.

  1. [3DS] Dragon Quest VII
  2. [PS3] Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  3. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  4. [3DS] Fantasy Life
  5. [WII] Taiko no Tatsujin Wii Super Deluxe Edition
  6. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  7. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  8. [3DS] Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  9. [PS3] DmC Devil May Cry
  10. [3DS] Run For Money Tousouchuu

Animal Crossing Breaks Through 2M Sales For Japan

One of the most popular titles in Japan for the 3DS has continued its winning streak by becoming the first game to break through the 2 million units sold barrier.


Animal Crossing New Leaf was only released in November but it’s already proven that it’s a huge hit with the Japanese gaming public. ACNL managed to beat out other huge franchises such as Mario Kart 7, Monster Hunter 3G and Super Mario 3D Land to the record breaking milestone.

NeoGAF user, Road, has made a fancy animated graph showing off the rise and success of the Animal Crossing in sales compared to other titles, it’s amazing to watch!

NeoGAF link


Japan Weekly Sales Charts

Time for another update to see what’s been selling in Japan for both software and hardware! Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS took out the first place ahead of Call of Duty: Black Ops II for the PS3 which is surprising. Just goes to show that more people are into the simulation genre than the hardcore FPS genre in Japan.

The 3DS still sits pretty o top of the hardware charts selling an impressive 162,077 units while in second place the PS3 sold 34,167 units. That is a huge difference considering that CoD was in second place on the software charts. Meanwhile the woes continue for the PS Vita with sales dipping below 10k again with 9,712 units sold. The full breakdown is below.

Software charts

  1. [3DS] Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  2. [PS3] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition
  3. [3DS] Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Magnagate and the Infinite Dungeon
  4. [PS3] Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  5. [3DS] New Super Mario Bros. 2
  6. [360] Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Subtitled Edition
  7. [3DS] E.X. Troopers
  8. [PS3] Assassin’s Creed III
  9. [3DS] Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  10. [3DS] Dangerous Ji-San to 1000-nin no Otomodachi Yokoshima

Hardware charts

  • Nintendo 3DS: 162,077
  • PlayStation 3: 34,167
  • PSP: 16,903
  • PlayStation Vita: 9,712
  • Wii: 3,590
  • Xbox 360: 1,495
  • PlayStation 2: 747
  • Nintendo DS: 452

Animal Crossing 3DS Ships Large Numbers

The week just gone saw the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf for the 3DS in Japan and while official sale numbers haven’t been released as yet, there are some impressive numbers on how many pre-orders were shifted.

The pre-order originally started out with a 200,00 shipment which increased to a staggering 500,00 as retailers in Japan kept watching pre-orders keep rolling in. This is only the first shipment for the game so there’s obviously a huge interest for this title in Japan.

Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, recently mentioned that the Animal Crossing 3DS bundle was also selling like hotcakes and the pre-orders for the hardware bundle had caused the shifted units to increase as well.