Ebenizer Pinedo – May 16, 2020 – 2: 08 (CET)
The composers of the song 'Animal Crossing' performed the famous melody while confined in Japan. If you are a fan of the game you cannot miss it.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the game that millions of people chose to cope with coronavirus quarantine. Since its launch last 20 of March, it has become in one of the most popular titles in the world, to such a degree as to overshadow proposals such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Fortnite , to name a few. Surely you have noticed that the conversation on Twitter still dominates due to the economic system promoted by Tom Nook.
Of course, Nintendo is aware of the current potential of Animal Crossing , and they are taking advantage of it. The company shared an extraordinary video that will allow you to listen to the main theme of the game. The most interesting thing, however, is that it is his own composers who are performing it from home . And it is that Japan is one of the multiple countries that maintain the confinement to avoid more contagions.
In the material you could see Eric Miyashiro (flugelhorn), Teluro Toyama (acoustic guitar and ukulele), Mataro (percussion), Takashi Ebinuma (double bass) and Saburo Tanooka (accordion). While mixing engineer Nobuyuki Aotagi does not appear in the video, Nintendo has not forgotten to give it its respective credit. Surely many people will keep this theme in their memory , since it accompanied them during a quite stage complicated for all mankind.
The brutal success of Animal Crossing
The week before, Nintendo confirmed that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has already sold 13, 4 million units in less than two months (via Gamesindustry.biz ). To understand the magnitude of the figure, a Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) took six years to reach 12, 6 million copies sold. Simply amazing. As if that were not enough, until 50% of its sales were acquired in digital format , which shows that virtual stores have gained ground thanks to quarantine.
“The Animal Crossing franchise is suitable to be played as a digital version. We believe that the time of its launch, coinciding with the increase in measures to stay home, resulted in some consumers choosing the digital version,” he mentioned. Shuntaro Furukawa, President of Nintendo. “On the other hand, once consumers experience the convenience of digital downloads, they tend to continue to choose this format in the future . That is why we believe that the percentage of digital sales will increase, “he concluded.
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