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Seeing as Animal Crossing is pretty popular as far as sales go, and the franchise seems to do best on Nintendo handhelds, then I couldn't see why a free app on a mobile device wouldn't also be a huge hit.  However, does it have the potential to reach across the aisle and bring in new Animal Crossing fans? 



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PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.



Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

Was it though? It may have been a hit with people outside of the current Pokemon fanbase, but I expect a large chunk, if not all of them, were a part of the fanbase at some point. Nostalgia was a big part of what made Pokemon Go such a huge success. There's a tonne of people out there who fondly remember gen 1 Pokemon.

 

As for Animal Crossing, I think that really depends on how it's initially received. A good reception and good word of mouth give it a very good chance of people outside the fanbase going for it as well. If it fails at those things, then it's probably going to have to rely on the existing AC fanbase.



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Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

Was it though? It may have been a hit with people outside of the current Pokemon fanbase, but I expect a large chunk, if not all of them, were a part of the fanbase at some point. Nostalgia was a big part of what made Pokemon Go such a huge success. There's a tonne of people out there who fondly remember gen 1 Pokemon.

 

As for Animal Crossing, I think that really depends on how it's initially received. A good reception and good word of mouth give it a very good chance of people outside the fanbase going for it as well. If it fails at those things, then it's probably going to have to rely on the existing AC fanbase.

I'll say yes as it increased both 3DS and Pokemon sales, a large chunk can also be any kind of percentage fact is PGO had a tonne of people across the world on it and it impacted hardware and software sales.



Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

I don't think PoGo is the best comparison; the game's use of Augmented Reality + the Social Aspect of the game itself really made it a one-of-a-kind experience.  Plus Pokemon is extremely popular, much more so than Animal Crossing.

I think a better comparison might be Farmville maybe?



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I find that AC as a game series is to widely popular anyways, putting it on mobile just allows it to be accessible by all those people. I imagine some people who have not played an AC game before though would naturally gravitate towards it though!



 

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Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

Was it though? It may have been a hit with people outside of the current Pokemon fanbase, but I expect a large chunk, if not all of them, were a part of the fanbase at some point. Nostalgia was a big part of what made Pokemon Go such a huge success. There's a tonne of people out there who fondly remember gen 1 Pokemon.

 

As for Animal Crossing, I think that really depends on how it's initially received. A good reception and good word of mouth give it a very good chance of people outside the fanbase going for it as well. If it fails at those things, then it's probably going to have to rely on the existing AC fanbase.

I think it was the nostalgic fans who pushed the game the most via social media, memes, organizing events, etc., but with over 650 million downloads I'm sure many PoGo-ers were new to the brand.



Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

Was it though? It may have been a hit with people outside of the current Pokemon fanbase, but I expect a large chunk, if not all of them, were a part of the fanbase at some point. Nostalgia was a big part of what made Pokemon Go such a huge success. There's a tonne of people out there who fondly remember gen 1 Pokemon.

 

As for Animal Crossing, I think that really depends on how it's initially received. A good reception and good word of mouth give it a very good chance of people outside the fanbase going for it as well. If it fails at those things, then it's probably going to have to rely on the existing AC fanbase.

Pokemon Go was being played by hundreds of millions of people around the world, well over the number of people who have played the core games. As some anecdotal evidence, pretty much everyone at my place of work played Pokemon Go a lot during its first summer. I don’t think anyone there had ever played a Pokemon game before.



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cosmic_drift said:
Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

I don't think PoGo is the best comparison; the game's use of Augmented Reality + the Social Aspect of the game itself really made it a one-of-a-kind experience.  Plus Pokemon is extremely popular, much more so than Animal Crossing.

I think a better comparison might be Farmville maybe?

Good point I'm not familiar with Farmville's performance though pretty sure that's always been available to the same crowd who play on mobile.



Ka-pi96 said:
Wyrdness said:
PGO was a hit with people outside of the fanbase so I can see the same here.

Was it though? It may have been a hit with people outside of the current Pokemon fanbase, but I expect a large chunk, if not all of them, were a part of the fanbase at some point. Nostalgia was a big part of what made Pokemon Go such a huge success. There's a tonne of people out there who fondly remember gen 1 Pokemon.

 

As for Animal Crossing, I think that really depends on how it's initially received. A good reception and good word of mouth give it a very good chance of people outside the fanbase going for it as well. If it fails at those things, then it's probably going to have to rely on the existing AC fanbase.

Pokémon Go had over 752 million downloads... that's more than double the amount every Pokémon game ever made combined has sold.

How was it not a hit to people outside of the Pokémon fanbase as a whole!?