New statistics reveal Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer to be the highest grossing handheld game of 2015. The news comes from App Annie, an app analytic company. Their 2015 review includes data that reveals the five highest grossing handheld games of the year, meaning the games that made the most profit. All five spots were taken by Nintendo 3DS titles, and it’s worth noting that mobile games are not included in this category.
In order from first to fifth, the following games made the list:
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Monster Hunter X, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, Yo-Kai Watch Busters: Red Cat Team/White Dog Squad, and Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire was the only entry to retain a place on the list from 2014; all of the other titles were new to the top five list in 2015.
Source: App Annie