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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Sold More Copies Than The Entire Metroid Franchise

NintendoLife: Animal Crossing: New Horizons' impressive sales total also means that the game has now sold more copies than every single game in the Metroid franchise combined.

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phoenixwing42d ago

lets not forget how much they're raking in on microtransactions for this game too

DragonWarrior1942d ago

New Horizons doesn't have any microtransactions so I guess that would be a whole zero dollars

Sgt_Slaughter42d ago

...Do you even know what you're talking about?

phoenixwing42d ago

Does Animal Crossing New Horizons have in game purchases?
Animal Crossing: New Horizons will contain some form of in-game purchases. That's according to the game's ESRB rating, which can be found on Nintendo's official website, but has yet to be formally published on the ESRB site. ... New Horizons will include in-game purchases, according to its ESRB rating.Feb 9, 2020

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Tiqila42d ago

So you can use Google. Good for you.

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Atom66642d ago

It doesn't.

Source: actually played the game.

ThereGoThatManQ42d ago

They have to put that if they want to include expansions later.

You never played it weirdo

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adamwparker42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Could someone please show Phoenixwing the door?

Not only are they dead wrong(as all the millions of people who've actually played this game know), but they're coming back with "facts" to try and tell everyone off. Lol!

I don't care what you've read or where it was sourced from. To THIS DAY, you can NOT spend real money within New Horizons!

Play the actual game before you go commenting on it.

King_Noctis42d ago

You should have put an /s at the end.

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King_Noctis42d ago

Why? AC New Horizons is a good game and deserves this accolades.

Sciurus_vulgaris42d ago

I believe Prime is the best selling Metroid game with 3 million + copies sold. However, it’s sequels didn’t do anywhere those numbers. The Metroid franchise has generally never been a consistently high selling franchise, it’s somewhat of niche series. However, it’s good Nintendo continues to support the franchise despite It’s generally low sales.

Aside: Anyone else think their should be a Metroid collection released for switch ?

Atom66642d ago

Yes to your question.

I would like a collection of all of the 2d games like the Mega Man collections.

Then an HD prime collection.

And it's always been odd that Metroid didn't get more love.

Exvalos42d ago

Really really sad to see the state of the 2020 nintendo gamer. And I can say this as I was there day 1 when Nintendo launched in 1983 or whatever year. This is not the legacy I envisioned for you guys.

King_Noctis42d ago (Edited 42d ago )

Is it "sad" that the Switch owner get Tokyo Mirage Session FE, Animal Crossing New Horizon, Xenoblade FE, Clubhouse Games, Paper Mario, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe in 2020? A year that the coronavirus had hit Nintendo hard I might add.

RaiderNation41d ago

Half of the games you listed are Wii U ports. If you took away all the Wii U ports, the Switch library would be pretty pathetic. It's a damn disgrace that Nintendo is releasing Pikmin 3, a 7 year old port of a Wii U game and charging 60.00 for it! Same with Tokyo Mirage Sessions. By now Nintendo should have released at least 1 new sequel to each of those games. What the hell have they been doing for the last 7 years? I haven't touched my Switch since November when I bought Luigi's Mansion 3. I'm not interested in Baby's First Farm Sim or any of these other glorified 3DS games that Nintendo keeps trying to pass off as AAA bangers. But keep defending them. If you want to set your standards this low in order to keep toting water for this company go ahead. However people like Exvalos and myself have a higher expectation from Nintendo.

RaiderNation41d ago (Edited 41d ago )

Agreed. What's even sadder is all these people defending Nintendo, as if Nintendo is doing EVERYTHING just perfect and should be above any and all criticism. Nintendo's gaming output on Switch is pathetic. Nothing but a bunch of Wii U ports and low-budget, low-ambitious baby games being sold at full AAA price. It's pathetic. What was the last true ambitious, large scale, big budget AAA banger that Nintendo produced? Luigi's Mansion 3 maybe? But even that I would argue is just another 3DS Dark Moon in higher resolution. I'd say you would have to go all the way back to either Xenoblade Chronicles 2 or Smash Bros Ultimate to find a native Switch title that was made with any kind of ambition. And even Smash Bros Ultimate isn't that far removed form what Smash was on Wii U. Same with Splatoon 2. Yes it's a sequel in name but come on! We all know it was more like Splatoon 1.5 with just a few added modes. It's the exact same graphics engine. Same with Smash Bros Ultimate.

Mr Marvel42d ago

Well deserved.
Mario, Metroid and Zelda used to be my favourite Nintendo franchises, but in the last 5-10 years that’s changed to Animal Crossing, Fire Emblem and Mario Kart.

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