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Animal Crossing 3DS sold out in Japan, Iwata talks sales figures

Animal Crossing: New Leaf has sold out in Japan just a week after launch, having shifted 600,000 units and 200,000 digital downloads of the full game. Money hungry Tom Nook must be leaping for joy. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata took to Twitter to discuss the game's success. See what he had to say below.

Translated by NeoGAF member Hobby, Iwata's tweets revealed that the game had sold out after selling 600,000 copies. Also, the full game was downloaded 200,000 times via 3DS eSHop.

Iwata confirmed that Japanese retailers would see a new shipment of 200,000 copies this week. Stores have also been selling digital download cards for the game, and those too have sold out, suggesting that Nintendo's move to full game downloads is paying off in the East.

However, paid DLC is not coming to Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Iwata called paid DLC 'unwholesome' in a recent interview. Check out what's got him so repulsed by it here:

The game is due in the West early 2013.

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