Published: Thu, November 30, 2017
Science | By Cecil Little

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Hits Record 15M Downloads In Just 6 Days

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Hits Record 15M Downloads In Just 6 Days

With Nintendo already having released Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, there was plenty of anticipation surrounding the company's third mobile title, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

I guess I'll just watch you all enjoying my tents then
I guess I'll just watch you all enjoying my tents

Nintendo shares, which trade on the Tokyo exchange, are down on Tuesday after data from SensorTower showed its newest game was downloaded 15 million times in its first week of availability. We'll keep a close eye on how well (or poorly) Pocket Camp performs for Nintendo, but in the meantime, let us know in the comments what your thoughts on the game are and whether you will keep the game on your device.

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The install size is twice compared to Fire Emblem Heroes which managed 8 million installs in the same time frame and the game is behind Super Mario Run which was installed 32 million times. The in-game currency is bells, but some items and areas must be purchased using Leaf Tickets. There are millions of folks who prefer the second option to the first. For comparison sake, Fire Emblem Heroes made it to No 8 in the USA just a day after its launch. No doubt we'll see more Nintendo mobile games released in the near future.

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The exact numbers aren't out yet on how Pocket Camp's microtransactions have fared. Ironically, Fire Emblem Heroes, which many would consider a more niche title, had a much more successful US debut, reaching number eight in the charts after just one day. However, Sensor Tower reports that it's No. 10 on the Apple App Store's top-grossing chart in Japan.

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In that regard, it's tough to say how much money Pocket Camp is making for Nintendo, since the game now sits at number 62 in the top grossing list on the Play Store. So, Animal Crossing has a long way to be financially successful for Nintendo.

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