Art Academy was a bold new concept for a console game, and was conceived in the Headstrong studio. The core idea was to make art class more engaging, and fun. Art Academy does this to great success.
The success of the original product, and the strong collaboration between Nintendo and Headstrong, has built a solid foundation for an enduring franchise. Since 2010, over 3 million units of Art Academy and its sequel, New Art Academy, have been sold world-wide.