Back in 2017, Nintendo launched Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Nintendo has been steadily making its foray into mobile games and so far they seem to be fairly successful. According to the latest figures by Sensor Tower (via Gamasutra), it turns out that the game has managed to earn Nintendo a cool $50 million to date.
Given that the game is less than a year old, this is actually rather impressive. That being said, it’s not the company’s most successful mobile title to date. We reckon that honor probably goes to Fire Emblem Heroes where last we heard, the game has managed to earn Nintendo a staggering $400 million, but for a cutesy game like Animal Crossing, $50 million is nothing to sneeze at.
Sensor Tower also revealed that Animal Crossing took Nintendo 289 days to hit the $50 million mark. They also compared it to other Nintendo mobile titles such as Super Mario Run which took 222 days, and Fire Emblem Heroes which only took 20 days, less than a tenth of the time it took Animal Crossing.
That being said, it seems that not everyone in Nintendo agrees with this style of making money. Mario’s creator and Nintendo exec Shigeru Miyamoto recently spoke up about the free-to-play model where he wanted more companies to shun it, and instead called upon developers to try and find a “better” way.