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Apptopia: Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp hits 25 million downloads, $17 million in revenue

Posted on December 13, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Mobile, News

Apptopia has offered up new data about the performance of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Between iOS and Android, the mobile title is said to have been downloaded over 25 million times and has achieved $17 million.

Apptopia cautions that the new Animal Crossing title will not match the successes of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes. It believes the lack of a multiplayer mode is key, as that tends to drive revenue for other mobile releases.

GamesBeat was provided with the following statement:

“Even though the revenue is not impressive, Animal Crossing had a much stronger launch than Fire Emblem did in terms of downloads. It has a much stronger worldwide brand and player base, whereas Fire Emblem is more popular in Japan.”

We also have a note about Fire Emblem Heroes. According to Apptopia’s estimates, Fire Emblem Heroes will reach 9.5 million downloads and $110 million in revenues during its first year.

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  • Mark

    Good for Nintendo. I’m loving the game myself, and as long as Nintendo has the foresight to be planning an Animal Crossing Switch game in 2018, it’ll function as a great piece of advertising.

  • Aline Piroutek

    Wtf, this is more profitable than a Switch. I hope a true Animal Crossing game comes to the platform, even if it is less profitable than a mobile one.

    • techdude70

      That is the allure of FTP, to achieve $17 million, you will have to sell 420,000 copies of a $50 game. A figure few games had reached. And the revenue stream us continuing, whereas a packaged game get discounted as time goes by.

  • I also feel that the game is pretty liberal with its “Leaf Tickets” through normal play, so there isn’t a big push to buy them – which is a pleasant surprise given how most F2P games are.

  • Alan in Japan

    I’d question whether Fire Emblem is more popular than Animal Crossing in Japan. Especially concerning the app – I take the train to work everyday and I have never seen anyone playing the Fire Emblem app whereas I see people (predominantly women) on Animal Crossing everyday. I think the lower income has more to do with the fact that AC never really pushed you to use real money whereas many people will do in FE as they want their favourite characters.

    • Fredy Rodriguez Ortega

      also FE has been more in the market and has received a lot of updates with new character etc

  • The game is alright, I wish more stuff to do gardening, left message to other camps, sales on listening and collect fossil.