Animal Crossing Pocket Camp, Nintendo’s latest foray into the mobile market, has earned itself a cool $17 million since its launch in November, according to Apptopia.
Mobile app market intelligence from Apptopia suggests that Nintendo have earned over $17 million in revenue with Animal Crossing Pocket Camp since its November 21 launch on iOS and Android. What’s more, the analyst believes it has also hit 25 million downloads.
Apptopia also goes to add that the app likely won’t match the success of Nintendo’s other mobile titles, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem: Heroes. According to the analyst, the game’s lack of competitive multiplayer is one of the reasons why it hasn’t been as successful.
“Even though the revenue is not impressive, Animal Crossing had a much stronger launch than Fire Emblem did in terms of downloads,” Apptopia told GamesBeat. “It has a much stronger worldwide brand and player base, whereas Fire Emblem is more popular in Japan.”
Animal Crossing Pocket Camp seems to have won over far-less people too with the game being fairly simple and having quite a repetitive gameplay loop, however since launch Nintendo have begun a number of in-game events, one for the holidays, another for adding friends. Plus the addition of daily missions has also helped retain some players.
In other Animal Crossing Pocket Camp news, Nintendo is teasing some new features coming to the game including gardening and the anticipated arrival of clothes crafting.