Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer Dominates Japanese Sales Charts

The latest Animal Crossing spin-off and its accompanying amiibo cards stormed the charts in Japan last week. Happy Home Designer took the No. 1 spot on Media Create for July 27th through August 2nd selling 522, 566 units, or 76% of its shipment.

Meanwhile, the Animal Crossing amiibo cards sold 312, 000 units. The cards are experiencing a shortage from high demand, prompting apologies from Nintendo. A second wave is set to release soon in Japan once supply of the first wave is under control.

In spite of its popularity, Happy Home Designer did not match the week one sales of its predecessor Animal Crossing: New Leaf, which launched in Japan in December 2012 to over 640,000 units, a 96% sell-through rate. New Leaf has sold over 4.5 million units in its lifetime worldwide.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer will launch in North America on September 25th, 2015. It will be available at retail in a bundle with the 3DS NFC reader and a sample of amiibo cards.

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