Xbox Boss Phil Spencer is Getting Interviewed on Animal Crossing Talk Show


In surprising news the Animal Crossing: New Horizons talk show Animal Talking will be hosting Xbox Boss Phil Spencer on August 12th.

Here’s some unexpected and fun crossplay: the head of Microsoft’s Xbox division Phil Spencer will be making his (virtual) appearance on the surprisingly popular Animal Crossing talk show Animal Talking on Wednesday, August 12th at 7pm PT / 10pm ET. It’s a smart move on both Spencer and Whitta’s part, as the Xbox Series X is fast approaching its Holiday 2020 launch and this move is sure to put plenty of eyes on the show and the upcoming console.

The virtual show was created by Rogue One: A Star Wars Story writer Gary Whitta and has featured high-profile celebrities including Elijah Wood, Brie Larson, and Selena Gomez and is formatted after popular late-night talk shows.

During the first of two Animal Crossing: New Horizons Summer update videos we were treated to a couple of new activities, including swimming and diving, plus a range of new DIY recipes before being teased with a second update. The official Animal Crossing Twitter account also shared what was in store as part of that second update, which dropped on July 30th.

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. Animal Crossing: 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.

Nintendo recently released its financial results for Q1 of the fiscal year ending March 2021. And through those results it has been revealed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons now sold over 22 million copies and is second place in the all-time best selling Nintendo Switch software chart. In Japan alone Animal Crossing 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.

Check out our glowing review of the game here for a more in-depth breakdown.

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