Animal Crossing New Horizons: The Life Raft of 2020 – Retrospective



Animal Crossing New Horizons released during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, when it served as a savior for people during quarantine. It was regarded as an immaculate game, but public opinion has shifted over time. Let’s remember exactly how New Horizons impacted the world as we know today; both the good and the bad.

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00:00 – Intro
00:49 – Part 1 – How did we get here?
13:23 – Part 2 – The Life Raft We Needed
23:14 – Part 3 – Growth Requires Loss
36:12 – Part 4 – A Moment in Time

Footage:
All Official New Horizons Trailers – https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNi1IAKcXWOEDBqGGWlL522vPieQb-0RA






















Sources:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/arts/animal-crossing-covid-coronavirus-popularity-millennials.html
https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2011/12/feature_celebrating_10_years_of_animal_crossing
https://www.ign.com/articles/against-all-odds-the-animal-crossing-and-doom-communities-have-united
https://www.theguardian.com/games/2020/apr/23/family-friendly-animal-crossing-takes-video-game-top-spot-amid-lockdown
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/03/11/814474930/coronavirus-covid-19-is-now-officially-a-pandemic-who-says
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1112631/animal-crossing-new-horizons-sales/
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/animal-crossing-has-broken-nintendos-first-year-sales-record-in-europe/
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/software/index.html
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/02/nintendo-switch-animal-crossing-and-coronavirus-led-to-record-sales.html
https://www.thegamer.com/new-horizons-sales-more-than-every-animal-crossing-combined/
https://www.ign.com/articles/animal-crossing-new-horizons-review-for-switch

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https://nookazon.com/
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People on eBay are asking insane prices for these Animal Crossing amiibo cards


https://www.polygon.com/2020/4/22/21229959/animal-crossing-new-horizons-black-market-villager-trading-raymond-nmt-bells-nintendo-switch-discord
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https://nookipedia.com/wiki/Animal_Crossing:_New_Horizons/Update_history/2.0/Items_added_in_2.0

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