It’s been about five years since we last saw a ‘proper’ Animal Crossing and it looks like fans are a little more than ready for something close to the core experience. That and I guess people want to see what all the fuss is about.
Last week Tuesday saw the release of the much-anticipated Animal Crossing mobile game and while it saw a couple of hiccups, the overall reception seems to be positive. I personally haven’t spent that much time with the game, but it gave me Apollo at the start so it’s already a 10 from me. Much like Fire Emblem Heroes simplified the core concept of the game for the mobile platform, Pocket Camp seems to achieve much of the same. This also seems to have been done to some success as the game has been downloaded 15 million times in a little less than a week.
While people have been picking up the title, it doesn’t seem to be seeing the revenue other Nintendo mobile titles have seen on launch. It’ll be interesting to see how the revenue for the game turns out, but even though it seems to be focused on monetisation I can’t say I feel any need to spend money on the game. So far Nintendo has a pretty solid release with Animal Crossing on mobile, hopefully they are able to carry it through like they have their other mobile titles.