Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are entertainer Awkwafina’s favorite Nintendo Switch games as revealed in a new video.
Awkwafina — actor, comedian, and all around entertainer — shows off her favorite Nintendo Switch games in a new promotional video for the system. We see her playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and, after losing a bet in the latter, is forced to don a Toad cosplay. Which is actually pretty adorable. You can check out the full video below:
Since Nintendo’s last financial update, Animal Crossing: New Horizons sold 3.64 million units, cementing itself as second place in the top 10 best selling Switch games. It’s now closed the gap on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with only three million copies sold between them. However, there’s plenty of room for New Horizons to surpass it as it’s now heading into its first holiday season.
According to Twitter data during the first half of 2020 New Horizons was the most talked about game on Twitter globally, with Fate/Grand Order coming in second after being the most talked-about game in 2019. The previous free update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was back in April and it brought a host of changes such as new villagers to the island, added some fun seasonal events, and opened up a new wing in the museum. New Horizons was recently featured in the Financial Times, an actual real life publication, after some severe in-game interest rate cuts from Tom Nook.
In Japan alone New Horizons on Switch previously sold more than 1.88 million copies as of March 23th. The title released worldwide on March 20th, which means it managed to sell 1.88 million physical copies in Japan in only three days. And overall the game’s Nintendo Switch debut sold 11.77 million units between its March 20th launch and the March 31st, placing it seventh among the console’s highest-selling titles. In barely four months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become Japan’s second best selling game ever.