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Anyone who can spend 50 hours playing Animal Crossing can win a prize

Launched in March this year, the most tropical chapter of the Aminal Crossing saga quickly gained popularity, helping to boost Nintendo Switch sales. But, would you be able to spend 50 hours playing it? In the United States there is a new contest where the most enthusiastic fans can qualify to win 1,000 dollars if they fulfill the feat.

In the contest launched by HighSpeedInternet.com, an American company specializing in measuring online traffic speeds, participants only need to do a speed test on the website and fill out a short form. From there, candidates will be selected who will compete for the final prize.

There are, however, some rules that must be followed: participants must have a Switch and a valid copy of the game. In addition, they must be 18 years of age or older and reside in the United States.

Applications close on 6 August and if a participant is selected, they will have to accept the challenge by the 16th of that month and complete the 50 hours in the game by 30 September.

It is recalled that the COVID-19 pandemic caused revenues to skyrocket in the video game industry. Between January and March, the North American market generated nearly $ 11 billion in revenue from the sale of games, including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and consoles.

In May, Nintendo revealed in its financial results report that it sold 3.29 million Switch consoles in the first three months of 2020. The company's positive results, even in times of pandemic, are largely related to the popularity of the most recent chapter of Animal Crossing, which already had more than 11.77 million copies sold.

At the time, the popular title managed to establish itself as the 7th best selling game for Switch, surpassing games like Luigis Mansion 3, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Party or Splatoon 2.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, players will be able to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life on a trip in the Nook Inc. Deserted Island Getaway Package. Arriving on a paradise island, I will have the opportunity to start a new life.

Once they reach their tropical destination, they can spend their days decorating houses, try their luck in the world of gardening and fishing or simply make new friends. In the new title of the series, novelties in the manufacture of objects are highlighted, such as the NookPhone.