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Minecraft Dungeons nabs top spot from Animal Crossing in Nintendo eShop

Minecraft Dungeons
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons has enjoyed a three-month-long streak as the best selling game in the Nintendo eShop, but it's finally been dethroned by none other than Minecraft Dungeons.

This isn't a big surprise considering Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales eventually had to die down, and since Minecraft Dungeons is based on... well, Minecraft. I'm sure fans are itching to play a new Minecraft game.

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Since Minecraft Dungeons only costs $20, it's no surprise that it managed to get to the top so quickly, especially since kids love Minecraft.

For those who are unaware, Minecraft Dungeons is a new dungeon crawler developed by Mojang Studios and Double Eleven. There's an actual story-driven campaign in Minecraft Dungeons, unlike the original Minecraft.

Minecraft Dungeons puts you, and three other players (if you're playing co-op), up against the Arch-Illager, a once homeless Illager named Archie who was corrupted by the Orb of Dominance. 

The gameplay mostly consists of hack and slashing around a procedurally generated dungeon. Unlike Minecraft, there's no open world, mining or building.

Of course, Minecraft Dungeons hasn't been as well-received as Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it is performing well regardless.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.