Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a smash hit in Japan. Some players aren’t content to only play the game to discover it on their own. They really want tips. A lot of them. A book worth of them.
There are three main New Horizons guidebooks on sale in Japan: one from game publication Dengeki, another Dengeki one with Amiibo tips, and finally, one from game magazine Nintendo Dream.
— バカ杉プータロー (@yuuhi1315) May 2, 2020
These are massive guides, with well-over 1,000 pages:
— りおパパ (@JxYBgb14hNAhGDY) May 8, 2020
— 桜クローバー (@sakurahime0513) May 8, 2020
They look like dictionaries! This isn’t unheard of for in-depth Japanese game guide books, especially for Animal Crossing.
— 月岡あぜば (@HP9999999999) April 28, 2020
— とらにゃん＠9y♂2y♀ (@hinakotatora) May 1, 2020
— nhiroki (@nhiroki_) May 2, 2020
While certainly not impossible to find, copies have been selling out in-store and online:
— なぁ*@あつ森垢 (@naa_atsumori624) April 30, 2020
— 雪天空@雪天ちゅん????次回 遠征未定 (@hakodatemuymuy) May 5, 2020
Today, the Kinokuniya in Shinjuku reopened after temporarily being shuttered. According to Sports Hochi, around 100 people lined up at the store to buy the Animal Crossing: New Horizons guidebook.
saw earlier that kinokuniya in shinjuku reopened today and a crowd of people were waiting in line to buy the new animal crossing strategy book... is this something that you can't google? i'm confused https://t.co/BUKBSs76yZ
— Mari Saito (@saitomri) May 8, 2020
The guides are being resold online in Japan, which might (maybe?) explain the long-line even as a state of emergency has been declared in Japan:
— ゆでトゥース (@hinatatooth) May 8, 2020
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— 如月メロウ (@se_orleans29) May 8, 2020