I will go a bit off the rails here


  • "Protecting IP is not Animal Crossing Bells synonymous with protecting product specifications from manuals. Games are entertainment, so you will definitely get tired of making the same things," she explained.

    Kyogoku stated the series' policy was supposed to evolve its core mission of communicating between players in line with the times.

    Reflecting on the series' latest instalment, the 22-million-selling New Horizons, she said the key innovations were targets and achievements that shifted with every phase of gameplay, and the ability for gamers to establish their own goals via Nook Miles.

    "What will the people imagine if they were asked what kind of game Animal Crossing is? I think there is most likely an image of'a game where it's possible to live leisurely with adorable animals' and'a match for young women'," he said.

    "However, looking at the gender and age data of Animal Crossing users, it is apparent that the ratio of females and males is half and there are lots of users in their 20s and 30s."

    Nogami theorized that New Horizon's lower than anticipated youth demographic may be since New Horizons hasn't yet been accessible during key holiday periods.

    "Since it has not been a year since it was released, it hasn't been possible for many kids to buy it, but for the moment it's a game with a consumer group that is likely different from your expectations," he explained.

    Nogami speculated that New Horizon's lower than anticipated youth demographic may be because New Horizons has not yet been accessible during key holiday periods.

    "Since it has not been a year since it was released, it has not been possible for most children to buy it, but for now it is a game with a consumer set that is likely different from your own expectations," he said.

    I will go a bit off the rails here, and wonder if this threw them for a major loop.

    Basically, will they try to appease their older audience (who showed up in droves) or attempt to change to match to make Cheap Animal Crossing Items less appealing to adults and much more (or only) appealing to kids?