Animal Crossing is a community simulation video game series developed and published by Nintendo, in which the player lives in a village inhabited by animals, carrying out various activities. The series is notable for its open-ended gameplay and more use of the game systems' clock and calendar, having real time.

Animal Crossing games have been released worldwide, one each for the Nintendo GameCube, Nintendo DS, Wii, and the Nintendo 3DS. The series has been very successful and has sold 16.5 million units worldwide.