Update: as of December 17th 2017, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been downloaded over 10 million times on Android. Adding iOS, the game is now (well) over 20 million downloads worldwide!
On Tuesday, Nintendo released Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on smart devices (Android and iOS), and it seems to be off to a fantastic start. Nintendo is yet to make a statement regarding the launch of its latest mobile game, but we already have some early (and incomplete) data courtesy of the Google Play store.
Earlier today, the page was updated and now indicates that it’s been download between 5 million and 10 million times. Given iOS is a more popular platforms (it certainly was for the previous mobile games from Nintendo), it’s pretty safe to assume the game has already been downloaded (well) over 10 million times on both platforms.
Hopefully Nintendo will share an official and exact number in the near future, though it’s likely we will have to wait until the latest financial results (in late January) before getting one.
Just like the previous mobile games from Nintendo, we do not have a regional breakdown of downloads, but it seems the game is pretty popular in Japan. Yesterday, it was already among the top grossing games in Japan, according to App Annie:
That’s a pretty good sign for Nintendo, as Miitomo got many downloads at launch, but never earned Nintendo much (before it crashed and burned). Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Heroes didn’t get as many download, but earned Nintendo a lot more… and still is: it’s frequently among the top grossing games in Japan (and the United States).
If Nintendo can manage to keep players interested and engage in the long run, like they did with Fire Emblem Heroes, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is going to be quite the profitable venture for the company (while exposing more and more people to the Animal Crossing IP, which is the primary goal of the game). The first step will be ironing out the many communication errors players have been experiencing since launch!
As comparison, here’s the current number of downloads of the other mobile games from Nintendo (Android-only):
- Miitomo: between 10 and 50 million downloads
- Fire Emblem Heroes: between 1 million and 5 million downloads
- Super Mario Run: between 50 million and 100 million downloads
Source: Google Play / App Annie (Via: Nirolak (ResetEra))