Animal Crossing fans have a group page now. Talk, share, argue, whatever about AC series. Animal Crossing (どうぶつの森 Dōbutsu no Mori?, lit. "Animal Forest"), is a social simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo, in which the player lives in a village inhabited by anthropomorphic animals, carrying out various activities. The series is notable for its open-ended gameplay and extensive use of the game systems' internal clock and calendar to simulate real passage of time. Four Animal Crossing games have been released worldwide, one each for the Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, and the Nintendo 3DS. The series has been both critically and commercially successful and has sold 16.49 million units worldwide.