Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp News
News Nintendo Close To Hitting $1.8 Billion In Revenue From Mobile Games
Most of that is from Fire Emblem Heroes
Nintendo is close to reaching a total of $1.8 billion in revenue from its mobile games, which at the time of writing includes Super Mario Run, Dr. Mario World, Mario Kart Tour, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Fire Emblem Heroes. As reported by
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Tries To Lure In Sherlock Holmes Fans
Without using the copyright, obviously
You've no doubt noticed that we don't provide blow-by-blow updates on each new event and promotion that pops up in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on mobile. As a free-to-start game its model is focused on regular events and goodies to tempt players to log in and spend money each month, which works well on mobile...
News Major Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Doubles Visitors And Adds New 'Membership'
Isabelle wasn't available to explain it, though
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been out on mobile for over four years, and has proven popular enough that it's still supported and given regular updates. It certainly captures a lot of the charm that makes its Switch buddy Animal Crossing: New Horizons such a hit, with the difference being it adopts...
News Nintendo's Mobile Income Holds Steady Thanks To Pokémon GO
Nintendo has published its quarterly financial results and revealed that its smartphone content business continues to do well, largely thanks to an increase in royalty income — essentially, increased income from the company's stake in Pokémon GO. While there was a slight decline of -0.6% in overall mobile-related income compared...
News Mobile Dev DeNA Wants To Make Its "Relationship" With Nintendo "Even Better" Going Forward
The alliance grows stronger every day
Nintendo's mobile partner DeNA - known for past releases such as Miitomo, Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes - has been quizzed about the future plans for the "Nintendo Alliance" during a Q&A session of its fourth-qu
Anniversary The Animal Crossing Series Is Now 20 Years Old
And we're still paying off our loans...
While Animal Crossing still feels like a relatively new Nintendo franchise, today actually marks its 20th anniversary. Yes, the series started out in Japan on 14th April 2001 as a Nintendo 64 title. While Dōbutsu no Mori (otherwise known as Animal Forest) was never released in its original form here in the...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Gets Second Crossover Event With Hello Kitty And Sanrio
Live from March 26th
If you've been regularly playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, you may recall that back in 2019, Nintendo teamed up with Sanrio for a crossover event. Bringing us a steady rollout of Sanrio character-themed items that included Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Keroppi, a new collaboration has just been announced. Calling this the...
News Mario Party's Developer NDcube Is Recruiting For A New Project
What's on the way?
It's a new year and that means brand new Switch games are likely already being planned out by Nintendo's first-party devs. With this in mind, NDcube - the developer of Super Mario Party and Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics - has shared a recruitment brochure for 2021, and it appears to be hiring for a new game. Here's a...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Adds New AR Camera And Cabin Features, Free Month's Subscription Offer
Save on the Furniture & Fashion Plan
It's not just Animal Crossing: New Horizons that's being treated to a brand new update this week, as new features have also arrived in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Two new AR features have made their way into the game, bringing its cast of cute, cuddly characters to life in new ways. There's an AR Camera mode...
News Nintendo Is Developing New Mobile Games, But Isn't Ready To Announce Anything Just Yet
And remains focused on the six existing apps
Whether you're a fan of it or not, mobile video game development is big business. Nintendo has obviously been developing games on smartphone devices for some time now, and as revealed in its latest fiscal year earnings report last week, its mobile income for this period reached 51.2 billion yen (an 11.5%...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons Helps Pocket Camp Record Its Best Month Ever
Lifetime player spending surpasses $150 million
The success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons appears to have rubbed off on Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, with Sensor Tower Store Intelligence estimates revealing the Nintendo mobile title experienced its best month ever in April and has pushed the total lifetime player spending habits past $150...
Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons: Pocket Camp Items - How To Get Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Items In New Horizons
Find the code to get Pocket Camp goodies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
If you play Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on your iOS or Android phone (or have every played it, or fancy playing it now), you are able to get your hands on special in-game items and swag in the Switch game Animal Crossing: New Horizons. On this page we'll take you...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Experiences A Massive Increase In Downloads And Revenue
That cross-promo event is working wonders
Believe it or not, but downloads for Nintendo's mobile offering Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp have risen by 150% since the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It's gone from receiving 520,000 installs last month to a whopping 1.3 million as of March 21st. On the revenue front, it's experienced its best...
News Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Pocket Camp Crossover Event Is Now Live
Get a Tom Nook shirt
With Animal Crossing: New Horizons now only eight days away from launch, a special crossover event has begun in the series' mobile offering, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Designed to give Pocket Camp players a taste of the island life they can expect to enjoy in New Horizons, the event features several little nods to the new...
Feature Animal Crossing: A Brief History
Looking back on Nintendo's most evergreen of series
Like most games made by Nintendo, the story of Animal Crossing – Nintendo’s charming social life-sim series – begins in Japan, with a man named Katsuya Eguchi. After he nabbed a job at Nintendo in 1986 he was forced to move away from his hometown of Chiba and relocate to Kyoto, the city where...
Guide Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Everything We Know So Far
NookPhone? Yay! No cloud saves? Booo…
Following its reveal in 2018, we’ve all been clamouring for more information about Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you’re after details on the game - scheduled to arrive very soon on 20th March 2020 - you’ve come to the right place; we’ve compiled everything we know so far about Animal Crossing: New...
News Animal Crossing On Mobile Begins "Preparing For Future Events" With A New Update
What's on the horizon?
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for Android and iOS devices has been receiving a little extra attention in recent times. It's mostly to do with the upcoming release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Switch next month. Even though the two games aren't directly linked, there'll still be promotional offers in both, where...
Feature How Animal Crossing Invaded Social Media
"It’s a really exciting time to be an Animal Crossing fan"
Even if you’re not an Animal Crossing fan, it would be hard to miss the joyous celebration its cult following is having on social media right now. You’ll find Animal Crossing memes on almost every platform: Instagram, Twitter, Tik Tok, and Discord. The majority focus on relaxing...
News Isabelle's Twitter Account Will No Longer Provide Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Updates
Lloid the gyroid is now in charge
Update - Tue 17th Dec, 2019 01:45 GMT: Isabelle has officially passed on the Pocket Camp duties to Lloid the gyroid. As of today, he'll be covering all of the updates tied to the mobile game. This clears up the main Animal Crossing Twitter account, which hopefully means we'll get some New Horizon updates as we get...
News A New Paid Membership Service Is Being Added To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
When Mario Kart Tour made its debut on mobile back in September, fans of the long-running series got quite the shock when it was discovered the free-to-play game contained a Gold Pass subscription system. Now, a few months later, Nintendo has announced a new paid membership service for its two-year-old game, Animal Crossing: Pocket...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Teams Up With Hello Kitty And Sanrio For In-Game Rewards
Get items based on the characters
The world of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is about to get even more adorable, as fan-favourite Sanrio characters are making their way into the game via special events and rewards. Starting with Hello Kitty and Cinnamoroll on 11th July, players can get their hands on in-game items featuring the characters for a...
Talking Point Why Nintendo Is Right To Be Cautious With Mobile
Unsavoury aspects of the mobile sector limit cross-platform potential
After years of denying any interest and avoiding the issue, Nintendo has become a fully committed mobile developer. Yes, having the company mascot appear in its first game was a strong signal of how serious it took the mobile platform, but that was just dipping its toe – its...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp And Fire Emblem Heroes Are Closing In Belgium Due To Loot Box Concerns
The country is stamping out 'pay-to-win' mechanics
There's a lot of chatter at the moment surrounding the practice of 'loot boxes' and 'pay-to-win' mechanics in video games, so much so that some countries are outlawing these systems outright. One country that has adopted a hardline stance is Belgium, which is taking steps to ensure that...
News Nintendo Mobile Profits Reach Over $400 Million, Up 17% From Last Year
Looks even more impressive in yen
In its latest financial report Nintendo has posted some impressive results for its mobile business. Citing action RPG and new IP Dragalia Lost as an especially strong driver in this area, the Kyoto company reports an income of 46 billion yen (just shy of £320 million or over $411 million). That represents a...
News Animal Crossing And Labo VR Combine With These Pocket Camp Gifts
Animal Crossing Switch VR please?
We've only known about Nintendo Labo VR for just over a month, but its release date is now just one day away. As part of the celebrations, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is providing players with some free in-game gifts. The gifts feature two of the Toy-Con from the Labo VR kit, with nice little replicas of the...
News Nintendo's Mobile Games Raked In $85 Million During The First Quarter Of 2019
Up and up
According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data, Nintendo's first quarter in 2019 has been its third-best period for mobile gaming revenue to date. The Japanese publisher's mobile titles grossed approximately $85 million worldwide across the Google Play and App Store, which is a six percent increase year-over-year. This figure still...
Video Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Was Almost A Completely Different Game
Originally called 'Town Planner'
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been gracing our mobile screens for just over a year now, no doubt tiding over many of the series' fans while we wait for the highly anticipated Switch game due later this year. It's a solid experience for smartphones, and indeed for the franchise, but the game could have been...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Receives "Major" Update, New Minigame Added
Mobile app Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just received what is being described as a "major" update, introducing a new interior design minigame called Happy Homeroom. In this new game, you can use your furniture to practice your interior design skills. Your finished designs will be judged by Lottie and other adorable critters,...
News Nintendo Banked $348 Million In Mobile Revenue Last Year
We've already heard how Pokémon GO captured close to $800 million in global revenue last year and now the marketing analysis firm Sensor Tower reports Nintendo's mobile games made a total of $348 million in 2018. According to the firm, $117 million was made in the fourth quarter alone - resulting in a 47 percent increase compared...
News Nintendo Releases Printable Animal Crossing Calendar Showing Characters' Birthdays
And other goodies, too
As we get closer and closer to entering the mysterious future of 2019, there's one thing that all Nintendo fans definitely need to remember - the birthdays of every single Animal Crossing character. Amazingly, to help us all do just that, Nintendo has released a 2019 Birthday Calendar featuring the special dates for "almost"...
News Eevee Themed Pokémon Event Arrives In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Catch 'em all
Following a cross-over with Splatoon last month, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS and Android is now hosting a limited-time Eevee-themed Pokémon event. In celebration of the upcoming release of Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, you'll be able to take part in a scavenger hunt by collecting Poké Balls laying...
News Splatoon Crossover With Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Teased By Nintendo
Inklings who like camping
Update: Below is what you can expect. The event starts on 13th September. Original article: As the wait continues for the next mainline entry in the Animal Crossing series to be announced, Nintendo remains focused on the micro-transaction mobile release, Pocket Camp. Anyone who plays this game on a...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp On Mobile Reaches Major Revenue Milestone
In-app spending hits $50 million
Nintendo's mobile business hasn't exactly been an overnight success, but it appears to be slowly catching on. Its most recent release Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has hit a revenue milestone. Sensor Tower describes it as a "major" accomplishment, with the app based on the popular lifestyle simulation series...
News Lobo, Robin And Egbert Are The New Additions To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Welcome to the club
It's all happening over at Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The current Host the Most event is in full swing (and is due to run until the 18th June) with three new visitors arriving as of today's update. They are Lobo, Robin and Egbert and they all have a taste for the finer things in life. More specifically, they all love...
News Nintendo's Mobile Titles Have "Not Reached A Satisfactory Profit Point"
Tatsumi Kimishima talks the reality of Nintendo on mobile
Nintendo company president Tatsumi Kimishima has revealed Nintendo's continued foray into the world of smartphone software has yet to reach a, "satisfactory profit point." The official statement comes off the back of a mixed bag for Nintendo in terms of its mobile performance, with Super...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Gets A Switch-Shaped Bonus Item
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp might not be the full-on Nintendo Switch entry we're hoping for (come on Nintendo, hear our prayers), but it's still helped fill the void in the meantime. So how about a nice little Nintendo Switch-shaped gift to add to your collection the next time you login? As part of a new move to boost daily...
News Nintendo's Mobile IP Have Brought In A Massive 39.3 Billion Yen
Nintendo's fiscal results show an impressive increase in sales performance across the board, and that includes its growing library of apps for the smart device market. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp marked the main new addition to the company's official mobile games collection, with combined sales from smart device and mobile IP coming...
News Switch Sales Top 15 Million As Nintendo Profits See 500% Increase
It's been a very good fiscal year for the Big N
Nintendo just announced its latest financial results, with some incredible Nintendo Switch sales helping drive one of the best years for the company in recent memory. Nintendo increased its forecast to 15 million units by January of this year, and that figure was pretty much bang on the money with 15.5...
Talking Point What Are You Playing This Weekend?
Here are our picks, but what are yours?
With the week drawing to a close, it's finally time to kick back and play some games on your console of choice. Here at Nintendo Life, our time of intrepid writers, editors and video producers will be delving into our backlogs (and covering plenty of things for review), so expect a diverse melting pot of...
Nintendo Download 19th April (North America)
Every new game winging its way to the NA eShops
It's Thursday again, so that means the Nintendo Switch, 3DS and Wii U eShops have just been updated with all manner of new goodies. And this week's haul is a diverse one, too - we've got your usual Neo Geo offerings from HAMSTER, a revamped throwback from Natsume, some indie darlings and plenty of new...
News There's Trouble In Paradise As Nintendo Adds Loot Boxes To Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Pay to camp
In an uncomfortable - but not entirely unsurprising - move, Nintendo has introduced loot boxes to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. The new update patches in a set of gacha-style Fortune Cookies, which offer a randomised set of clothing, props and furniture for your virtual community. There are also a set of premium Fortune Cookies which...
News Here Are Your New Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Residents
Hip to be square
If you're still glued to your phone playing Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp then the news that six (count 'em!) new villagers are being introduced should make your day - possibly even your entire week. These new denizens all come with the "Hip" essence, and their arrival brings the total number of animals in the game to a whopping 61...
News New Characters Are on the Way to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Get those apples ready
It’s been about a month now since Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp saw a global release, and it has since seen a modest success on smartphone storefronts. Though perhaps a bit oversimplified, the game goes a long way towards miniaturizing the core series experience into an easily accessible experience that feels well-suited to...
News Forthcoming Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Update Brings Gardening And Crafting
Green fingers ahoy
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has been something of a pleasant surprise, offering plenty of charm, character and engaging gameplay for mobile players. OK, so it's not quite the full Animal Crossing sequel that fans of New Leaf are waiting for, but it's nice all the same. A new announcement has gone live in the game which details a...
Weirdness When The Masses Get Hold of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Strange Things Happen
Lamps and prisons, mainly
For many, the first thing they aim for in an Animal Crossing game is to make the town better. Fulfilling animal requests, paying for some fancy amenities, and sprucing up a pricey home are part of the grind - a delightful grind, admittedly. The game pushes you towards having a benevolent spirit, too, just from being so...
Random Model Chrissy Teigen Rants About Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's "Jerks"
"I'm actually getting angrier about this as I type it"
We quite liked Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp when we reviewed it recently, but it would seem that not everyone is pleased with Nintendo's latest mobile outing. Model Chrissy Teigen, for example, has given up on the game because of the "jerks" which populate it and their increasingly selfish...
Soapbox It Took Nintendo To Turn Me Into A Smartphone Gamer
Oh, the irony
I love smartphones. From the very first moment I scooped up my T-Mobile G1 (AKA: the HTC Dream) way back in 2008, I knew this piece of technology would change my life forever. Over the years I've changed smartphones more often than I have my socks (that's not actually an exaggeration, which is why my wife and kids find it so hard to...
Nintendo Download 23rd November (North America)
Resident Evil! Apollo Justice! Worms! Portal Knight! Much, much more!
It's another big week in the Nintendo Download Update for North America, which could be described as the Thanksgiving line-up for US gamers. The Switch has a lot of new titles, including some high profile releases alongside some less expensive yet diverse options. The 3DS and...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Is Available Now
A day early!
Nintendo appears to have pushed Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp live a day ahead of schedule. The smartphone game is now available for download on both iOS and Android, despite the fact that the official release date is supposed to be the 22nd (tomorrow). We're not entirely sure if this is a global release at present but we've been able...
News Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Launches This Week
Nintendo finally confirms what we'd all hoped
Nintendo has confirmed that Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp launches on iOS and Android worldwide this week. It was previously hinted that the game would launch on the 21st, but Nintendo has now revealed that it's coming a day later on the 22nd (that's Wednesday, in case you were wondering): We recently...