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Animal Crossing: New Leaf has passed 700,000 digital downloads in Japan so far

7 years ago 14 Comments


Iwata has dropped some sales numbers at the recent Corporate Policy Briefing revealing that Animal Crossing: New Leaf has passed 700,000 digital downloads sold in Japan as of December 31st, 2012

In fact, these sales make up one-fourth of the total number of Animal Crossing: New Leaf copies sold in Japan! For those curious, the total number sold as of December 31st, 2012 is just past 2.7 million.


There are several possible reasons why the digital copies sold are so high with this game:

  • The retail game suffered severe supply shortages in the first month
  • Animal Crossing is the perfect game for digital download as it is a game you play every single day for a long time
  • Those who imported Japanese 3DS consoles to play the game early may have chosen to purchase the game digitally rather than importing the retail game as well

Time will only tell if the digital version is as successful overseas as it was in Japan. Which version are you planning on purchasing? Digital or retail? Leave your answer and reasoning in the comments below!

(via Nintendo JP)

The latest update on the release date of Animal Crossing: New Leaf in America and Europe

7 years ago 27 Comments


Nintendo posted their earnings report today and with that came the latest first-party launch schedule for all regions. I’ve posted the 3DS schedule for both America and Europe above, however you can find the full line-up at the end of the post.

This lines up pretty well with what we already knew so far although I can’t help laugh at “Early 2013” still on the American list.

One more interesting thing I noticed is that Europe is still calling it “Animal Crossing (temp.)” so we may see an alternative name to New Leaf in Europe. Just like how we had “City Folk” and “Let’s Go to the City” on the Wii.

Anyway, the full report can be found in the source link below including Wii U titles for all regions. Leave your comments below regarding this latest update!

(via Nintendo JP, page 9)

Aurora Screen DLC item coming to Animal Crossing: New Leaf players on Feburary 1st

7 years ago 16 Comments


February is almost here and the first DLC item for the month has been revealed by Nintendo. Players of a Japanese copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf can expect to receive an Aurora Screen DLC item starting on the 1st of February.

As can be seen in the picture, the item is reminiscent of the famous Aurora lights that be seen in the game and of course in real life as well! To receive the item, simply turn on SpotPass and speak to Pelly at the Post Office between February 1st and February 28th.

Stay tuned for another February DLC announcement within the next few days, and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments below about the item!

(via Nintendo JP)