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Japanese eShop charts for April 2nd to 8th, 2020

Nothing can take down Animal Crossing

In a surprise to no one, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has retained the top spot on this week's eShop charts in Japan. The game will eventually drop from that position, but that doesn't seem like it's happening anytime soon! Check out the top 10 for the Switch and 3DS in Japan for April 2nd to 8th, 2020 below.

Switch

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2. Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay)
3. Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Encore (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
4. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
5. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo)
6. Panzer Dragoon:Remake (forever Entertainment)
7. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
8. Splatoon 2 (Nintendo)
9. Good Job! (Nintendo)
10. Minecraft (Mojang)

3DS

1. Monster Strike (Mixis)
2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
3. Pokémon Crystal (Nintendo)
4. Witch & Hero (Flyhigh Works)
5. Digimon World Re:Digitize Decode (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
6. Dragon Quest III (Square-Enix)
7. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 3 FINAL STAGE (Sega)
8. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou (PONOS)
9. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives 2 (Sega)
10. SEGA 3D Fukkoku Archives (Sega)

Nintendo won't confirm whether or not they paid tribute to the Animal Crossing-loving grandma in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The mystery remains

We've been talking a lot about Audie, the 89-year-old Animal Crossing superfan who put over 3,500 hours into Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The original story of Audie's New Leaf regimen spread far and wide, reaching millions of fans via all sorts of blogs, videos, and more.

Just the other week, some fans were wondering if word of Audie made it back to Nintendo. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there's a new character named Audie, which is quite a unique nickname. Many saw it as a tribute to the real-life Audie, but nothing has been confirmed.

Believe it or not, the team at NBC's Today show put together a feature on Audie and her Animal Crossing fan status this week. In the feature, they talk about speculation of an Audie tribute in New Horizons. This lead Today show staff to reach out to Nintendo for comment. Unfortunately, they say Nintendo was unwilling to comment on the matter.

I'm not sure why Nintendo would want to keep something like this a secret. If it is a tribute, it would be great to have Nintendo acknowledge it. If not, they could clear up the situation. I guess Nintendo would rather the situation remains ambiguous.

Minecraft creative director says he "can't imagine there will ever be a Minecraft 2"

Spin-offs, but no sequel

Minecraft is one of the most successful games of all-time. The game is continually updated with new content that keeps players coming back for more. One thing we haven't seen is a true sequel, which is usually a given for successful games. According to a Game Informer interview with Minecraft’s creative director Saxs Persson, it seems unlikely that that sequel will ever come.

“I cannot imagine there will ever be a Minecraft 2. We've done a lot of soul searching. Unequivocally, we're the Minecraft studio, and we've chosen to embrace that. But we have, over time, realized how flexible the envelope of Minecraft really is ... We've always been passionate about making more than a single game, but we never wanted to do a sequel. We're much more interested in taking that spark of creativity and applying it to other genres within the universe of Minecraft.”

3DS eShop charts for April 8th, 2020

It's Animal Crossing's kingdom

While Switch owners are playing the hell out of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, 3DS owners are right there with them via Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. The game once again heads up the 3DS charts this week. Check out what made the top 20 cut for April 8th, 2020 below.

Software

1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
2. Pokemon Crystal
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Yellow
5. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
7. Pokemon Red
8. Super Mario 3D Land
9. Pokemon Gold
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Pokemon Silver
12. Super Mario World
13. Pokemon Omega Ruby
14. 3D Sonic the Hedgehog 2
15. Mario Kart 7
16. Pokemon Ultra Sun
17. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
18. EDGE
19. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
20. Pokemon Blue

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
5. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
6. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
7. Introducing Tomodachi Life
8. Super Mario 3D Land Video
9. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
10. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
11. Pokemon Bank Trailer
12. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
13. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
14. IronFall Trailer
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
17. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
18. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
19. Super Mario World Trailer
20. Slime Slayer Trailer with Song Lyrics

Japanese eShop charts for March 26th to April 1st, 2020

You already know who's at the top

No surprises here, as Animal Crossing: New Horizons is still sitting pretty at the #1 spot. Check out who else made the list for March 26th to April 1st, 2020 below.

Switch

1. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
2. GUILTY GEAR XX ΛCORE PLUS R (Arc System Works)
3. OF MICE AND SAND -REVISED- (Arc System Works)
4. Cube Creator X (Arc System Works)
5. Good Job! (Nintendo)
6. OCTOPATH TRAVLER (Square-Enix)
7. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Nintendo)
8. One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
9. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo)
10. Conduct TOGETHER! (Northplay

3DS

1. Monster Strike (Mixis)
2. Nekketsu Kouha Kunio-Kun Special (Arc System Works)
3. Cube Creator DX (Arc System Works)
4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo (Nintendo)
5. OF MICE AND SAND (Arc System Works)
6. BLAZBLUE CONTINUUM SHIFT II (Arc System Works)
7. Cube Creator 3D (Arc System Works)
8. Gotcha Racing (Arc System Works)
9. Chou Charisou Atsumete! Choujuu Hunter (Spicysoft)
10. BLAZBLUE CLONEPHANTASMA (Arc System Works)

3DS eShop charts for April 2nd, 2020

Animal Crossing hangs tight

Animal Crossing managed to snag the top spot on 3DS last week, and a week later it's still sitting there. Looks like Animal Crossing madness is still going strong!

Software

1. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
2. Pokemon Crystal
3. Tomodachi Life
4. Pokemon Yellow
5. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
7. Pokemon Red
8. Pokemon Gold
9. Super Mario 3D Land
10. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D
11. Pokemon Silver
12. Pokemon Omega Ruby
13. Super Mario World
14. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire
15. Pokemon Ultra Sun
16. Mario Kart 7
17. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
18. Super Mario Maker for 3DS
19. Pokemon Blue
20. Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Videos

1. Kirby: Planet Robobot Overview Trailer
2. Tomodachi Life Wish List Video
3. Mario Kart 7 Video
4. Super Mario Maker for 3DS – Overview Trailer
5. Nintendo Direct 9/13/18
6. Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo
7. Introducing Tomodachi Life
8. Tomodachi Life Direct 4/10/14
9. Pokemon Bank Trailer
10. Super Mario 3D Land Video
11. Nintendo Minute – Tomodachi Life
12. Kirby: Planet Robobot Accolades Trailer
13. IronFall Trailer
14. Pokemon Rumble World Trailer
15. New Super Mario Bros. 2: Coin Rush
16. Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Video
17. Team Kirby Clash Deluxe – Ready for Launch
18. Nintendo Badge Arcade Trailer
19. Super Mario World Trailer
20. Slime Slayer Trailer with Song Lyrics

Terraria hits 30 million units sold worldwide across all platforms

A new milestone hit!

Terraria was launched all the way back in 2011, and all these years later it's still selling millions. We now know that Terraria has moved 30 million units worldwide across all platforms. The dev team took a moment to announce this feat via their official forums, and you can see the full message below.

We wanted to take a moment out of our final push to complete the eagerly-anticipated Journey's End update and celebrate a little something with our loyal and awesome community.

Terraria has officially reached the epic milestone of having sold 30 Million copies across all platforms!

Some fun details:
14 Million sold on PC
7.6 Million sold on Consoles
8.7 Million sold on Mobile devices

What is even more crazy is that the momentum behind our game remains as strong as it has ever been - even in advance of Journey's End arriving soon, which is sure to blow the lid off once again!

To say that this floors all of us in regards to the sheer level of support and love you have shown us over the years is a massive understatement. We can only hope to return the favor by continuing to provide amazing gaming experiences for years to come (whether it be on Terraria or future games that we create).

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition will not include the extra features found in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D

Definitive, but not complete

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition may be labeled as 'definitive,' but it's not going to include some of the content that was found in Xenoblade Chronicles 3D, the port that made its way to the New 3DS. In particular, Definitive Edition will lack the Collection Mode found in the New 3DS version, as well as the amiibo features. It seems Nintendo and Monolith Soft are aiming to make this the Definitive Edition of the Wii original, and not the New 3DS port.

Abylight hosting eShop sale with some titles up to 50% off

Grab some savings!

Abylight is currently hosting a sale on the Switch eShop, and a number of titles are included. Check out the games and their prices below.

- Cursed Castilla - $7
- Super Hydora - $10
- Hyper Light Drifter - $10
- Qbics Paint - $2.50
- Cursed Castilla (3DS) - $6

These sale prices will be available until April 9th, 2020, and are up for grabs in both North America and Japan.

NIS America hosting "Hidden Gems" eShop sale until April 5th, 2020

A perfect time to grab some lesser-known games

NIS America is running a 'Hidden Gems' eShop sale that'll net you up to 60% off some of their titles. You have until April 5th, 2020 to take advantage, so don't wait too long! Check out the games included and their discounts below.

Culdcept Revolt (3DS) – $11.99 (was $29.99)
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory – $15.99 (was $39.99)
God Wars: The Complete Legend – $15.99 (was $39.99)
Happy Birthdays – $19.99 (was $39.99)
Penny-Punching Princess – $15.99 (was $39.99)
The Caligula Effect: Overdose – $24.99 (was $49.99)
The Longest Five Minutes – $15.99 (was $39.99)
The Lost Child – $19.99 (was $49.99)
Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded – $24.99 (was $49.99)
Yomawari: The Long Night Collection – $19.99 (was $39.99)

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