Latest Animal Crossing News

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

7 years ago 14 Comments

The Animal Crossing Twitter tweeted out a screenshot of the first sighting of snow this morning. That’s right folks, Winter is here in Animal Crossing: New Leaf! Sure, the ground hasn’t quite turned white yet but snow is falling in villages now. Take a look at the snow above.

P.S: Did you know Christmas is less than a month away already? :O

Animal Crossing: New Leaf continues to sell like crazy in Japan

7 years ago 14 Comments

We reported a few weeks back on the sales of Animal Crossing: New Leaf in Japan based on shipment numbers coming from Iwata. Now, we have some hard retail sales numbers from Famitsu that include download cards sold at retail but not direct download purchases from the eShop.

Famitsu reports 721,786 retail copies sold through November 5th to 11th and 315,317 retail copies sold through November 12th to 18th. The two weeks totalled together gives us 1,037,103 retail copies and download cards sold through November 5th to 18th.

Direct digital purchases from the Nintendo eShop aren’t included in Famitsu’s numbers, however Iwata said 200,000 digital purchases were made as of November 12th. If we include those then Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold at least 1,237,103 copies so far! More recent numbers aren’t public unfortunately.

Turkey Dinner DLC item now being sent to Japanese Animal Crossing: New Leaf players

7 years ago 9 Comments

It’s almost Thanksgiving and to celebrate Nintendo is sending out a Turkey Dinner DLC item to Japanese players of Animal Crossing: New Leaf through November 22nd. The Turkey Dinner can be placed on a table as seen in the picture.

Simply turn on SpotPass at the Post Office and make sure your Nintendo 3DS is connected to the internet to receive the Turkey Dinner directly from Pete at your door.

Expect more free DLC items such as this in the future. As a reminder, Nintendo has promised they will not charge for any add-on content in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Reminder! Animal Crossing: Sweet Day releases as part of Nintendo Land for the Wii U tomorrow!

7 years ago 5 Comments

You got me. This is an Animal Crossing: New Leaf Blog. But it won’t hurt to talk about Sweet Day for a little bit will it?

For those who haven’t been paying attention, Nintendo’s next generation home console Wii U releases in North America tomorrow. (Nov 30th in Europe, Dec 8th in Japan) One of the first games for the system is Nintendo Land which features mini-games from all of Nintendo’s famous franchises.

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Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) says “Spring 2013” for Animal Crossing: New Leaf

7 years ago 39 Comments

The latest issue of Official Nintendo Magazine (UK) has a 4 page spread about Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Inside the spread, the game is listed as a Spring 2013 release date.

This is pretty in line with what we’ve heard previously (first half of 2013) but I know you guys are hungry for information so I’m posting this anyway. Stay tuned to the Blog for any further updates.

UPDATE: We’ve added a picture of the magazine page thanks to Zaoth from Reddit. (and E765 for notifying us)

(via reddit)