Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Now Nintendo's Second Largest Mobile Launch

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp quickly became Nintendo’s second largest mobile launch thanks to [...]

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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp quickly became Nintendo's second largest mobile launch thanks to millions of downloads that it quickly accumulated after release.

According to Sensor Tower, the game has already amassed a whopping 15 million downloads since it was released, and that's just the minimum number that it's supposedly crossed. Between the App Store and Google Play, the worldwide launch of the game that targeted audiences across every region no doubt helped the game reach the number of downloads that Nintendo can already boast.

While it didn't take the No. 1 spot as the most downloaded mobile game at launch from Nintendo, the high download number was due in no small part to the following that the Animal Crossing series already had. The formula that the series and other games like it have crafted over the years seems to have translated fairly well to the mobile platform, though some have said that it's lacking fundamental parts of other Animal Crossing games.

But the other Nintendo mobile game that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp topped had quite a sizable following as well. Sensor Tower reports that the mobile Animal Crossing game beat Fire Emblem Heroes in terms by receiving at least twice as many downloads in the first six days on the market. However, both games still trail far behind the Nintendo game that holds the No. 1 spot on the mobile launch market, Super Mario Run. It's hard to put up a fight against Nintendo's poster plumber, and Mario proved that with his mobile game. The game was downloaded around 32 million times in the first six days that it was out, a number that doubles the still impressive download count of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

But with all those downloads, it'll still be interesting to see how the monetization of the game shapes up. It's a free-to-download game, but it does offer microtransactions where players can buy Leaf Tickets. These purchases allow players to save some time by getting items built immediately or replacing building components with real money, but the game is pretty generous with the tickets, so you can avoid the purchases fairly easily if you want to.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is now available to download for free if you want to try it out and contribute to that growing download count.