Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's first big in-game event starts today

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp's first big in-game event starts today

The Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Holiday Event is now live in the game and it allows users to craft new items for their camp, and dress up like Santa Claus as well. After the game suffered multiple delays during development, fans are ecstatic to finally be able to play the game, but just how many people are playing exactly? The Jingle Fence is a holiday-themed Special Crafting Item that you'll need to craft with Candy Canes and Bells. Like the events in previous Animal Crossing games, this one's based on real-life holidays. While their names and functions have changed throughout the series - Christmas from the first game later became "Toy Day" - every Animal Crossing makes sure to give players and their in-game pals something to celebrate as often as possible. However, the latter remains the most profitable mobile game launched by the Japanese company, as per Nintendo's statement. The Animal Crossing mobile game also managed to beat out Niantic's Pokemon GO, which was downloaded 6.8 million times when it launched last summer.

As shown in the chart below, estimated downloads of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp were almost half of Super Mario Run's 32 million during its first six days on the App Store and Google Play (where it launched on December 15, 2016 and March 23, 2017, respectively).

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Those candy canes are a new type of crafting material, to be used to create custom seasonal furniture. However, at the time, it was only available in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, while Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp was a worldwide release.