Here’s to 5,000!
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is arguably one of the most addictive games on the planet, slowly but surely sucking you in until you can’t go more than a day or two without checking in on the adorable little critters roaming around inside your 3DS. Many of us will no doubt be guilty of putting unhealthy amounts of time into the game, but this little story really goes to show how enjoyable – and time-consuming – Animal Crossing can really be.
Twitter user @phubans has shared the following image on the site, revealing that his 87-year-old grandma has played the game for over 3,580 hours. We’ve done the maths, and that’s almost 150 full days’ worth of playtime. The tweet says that she has played the game every single day for the past four years, seemingly since Christmas 2014, with the software being booted up 2,521 times.
My 87-year-old grandma has played Animal Crossing New Leaf on her 3DS every single day for the past 4 years now.
Her 3DS finally broke this year, so we got her a new one for Christmas. During a system transfer I checked her activity log: pic.twitter.com/R33KycrW4q
— Paul ⚔️ Hubans (@phubans) January 1, 2019
In response to other users sharing their amazement and admiration for his grandma, @phubans has also revealed that her in-game hobbies include the “daily village chores, like hitting rocks, digging up fossils, etc”. Some users have even asked to see photos of her and befriend her in the game, and the aim now is to save up to buy her a Switch in time for Animal Crossing 2019.
Here she is! pic.twitter.com/JfETQ2FEJm
— Paul ⚔️ Hubans (@phubans) January 2, 2019
We’re sure you’ll agree that this is one cracking effort, and we’re glad to see someone get so much fun from the game. Here’s to 5,000!