Animal Crossing: New Leaf
has blown fellow first-party Nintendo 3DS titles out of the water, moving 6.35 million units worldwide since its launch in Japan in November 2012.
The figure comes from supplementary information [PDF
] included in Nintendo's most recent earnings call, which also indicates that one third of that total (or just over 2 million units) comes from outside Japan -- which only serves to highlight the kind of global appeal the game has garnered.
Trailing behind New Leaf
among first-party lifetime sales were Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
(3.13 million globally), Tomodachi Collection
(1.63 million), Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
(1.37 million) and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
It should be noted that these rankings do not include the recently released Pokemon X & Y
, which Nintendo reports moved over 4 million units
within two days of its worldwide release on October 12th.