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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp amasses 15M downloads in first week, half that of Super Mario Run

Last week, Nintendo officially released the highly anticipated Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp for iOS. We offered our initial hands-on impressions, noting of a few downsides you should expect. Now, research firm SensorTower says the game has been downloaded some 15 million times in its first week of availability…



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Nintendo’s Animal Crossing delayed from March to at least April, as Fire Emblem Heroes arrives this week [U]

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[UPDATE: Super Mario Run sales added.]

Nintendo recently announced that Fire Emblem Heroes will be arriving on iPhone and iPad on February 2, but has now quietly announced that the mobile version of Animal Crossing will launch later than expected. Animal Crossing had originally been expected to make it onto iOS devices sometime in March, but a small note in a financial statement now rules this out …



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Nintendo claims non-Mario games chosen for mobile launch to broaden appeal of brand

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Many Nintendo fans were disappointed when the company chose to launch a new game Miitomo for its first move into mobile, rather than the popular Super Mario series. The company later revealed that it will be bringing existing Nintendo game franchises to iOS later this year, but again, no sign of Mario. Instead, we can expect Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.



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Nintendo teases more iPhone games coming later this year, including Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem

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Having already released its first iPhone game Miitomo, a bespoke social networking game, Nintendo is now teasing the next round of games headed to the iPhone and iOS devices. Notably, unlike Miitomo, these are going to be versions of existing successful Nintendo franchises: Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem.

Although Animal Crossing is not quite on the same podium as Super Mario, it is still major first-party intellectual property for Nintendo to release on non-Nintendo consoles for the first time. The new smartphone and tablet titles are expected to be released later this year, around October.



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