Animal Crossing New Horizons Player Count and Stats (2023)

Last Updated on: August 6th, 2023

Animal Crossing New Horizons Stats

Animal Crossing New Horizons player count statsHere are a few of the most interesting Animal Crossing: New Horizons stats and facts I was able to dig up including player counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons player count:

Percentage of Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales in the US, Japan and Europe that have been digital:


Last updated 5/15/20

Estimated number of copies of Animal Crossing New Horizons sold during April 2020:

3.6 million

Estimated number of copies of Animal Crossing New Horizons sold during March 2020 (launch month):

5 million

Copies of Animal Crossing: New Leaf sold in Japan in its first 3 days:

1.88 million physical copies sold

Last updated 4/7/20

Number of users of the Turnip Exchange portal:

1.3 million users

Last updated 4/17/20

Peak concurrent user count for the Turnip Exchange portal:

300,000 users

Last updated 4/17/20

That’s all for now. Be sure to check back soon as we update all video game stats as soon as more are provided.

Game Description

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” is a life simulation game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It was released on March 20, 2020, and quickly became one of the best-selling and most beloved games on the platform.

In “Animal Crossing: New Horizons,” players assume the role of a customizable character who moves to a deserted island after purchasing a getaway package from Tom Nook, a raccoon character and the series’ iconic entrepreneur. The game is set in real-time, with the in-game time and seasons mirroring the real world.

The main objective is to build and develop the island into a thriving community, where anthropomorphic animal villagers live and interact with the player. Players can gather resources, craft furniture and tools, and decorate the island to their liking.

The game offers a relaxing and laid-back experience, with no specific goals or time limits. Players can spend their days fishing, catching bugs, planting flowers, and engaging in various activities. The island’s environment changes with the seasons, giving players a sense of progression and variety throughout the year.

In addition to island development, players can visit other players’ islands or invite friends to visit their own. Multiplayer interactions allow players to trade items, exchange DIY recipes, and play mini-games together, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among players.

“Animal Crossing: New Horizons” received widespread critical acclaim for its charming visuals, relaxing gameplay, and heartwarming atmosphere. The game’s positive and wholesome nature resonated with players, especially during the global pandemic, as it provided a comforting and social virtual space for players to connect and escape the stresses of the real world.

The game continues to receive updates and seasonal events, keeping players engaged and excited about returning to their virtual island communities. “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” has undoubtedly become a cultural phenomenon, capturing the hearts of players of all ages and becoming a defining title on the Nintendo Switch.

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