Players learn to trade on exchanges using Animal Crossing’s turnip marketplace


Players learn to trade on exchanges using Animal Crossing's turnip marketplace

Selling turnips in  Animal Crossing: New Horizons has become an internal meme of the game. There are many ways to make money, but turnip trading is considered one of the most profitable. The fact is that the cost of a vegetable in the game varies and this is influenced by many indicators, and prices depend on the players’ islands, time of day and week.


There is even an entire site dedicated to predicting the price of turnips.

Selling turnips from a simple hobby for some players has become a full-fledged replacement for playing on the stock exchange. She even has the basic principles, like trading stocks and other valuable commodities and securities: studying supply and demand, dynamic price, buying on a fall and correct profit fixing.

Players learn to trade on exchanges using Animal Crossing's turnip marketplace

Consulting company Betterment, using Animal Crossing, clearly showed and explained the basic and deep rules of the market: arbitrage on different islands, supply and demand, product analysis, and more. According to experts, the game prepares for trading on real exchanges.

Jessica Amado said that thanks to the game, she learned to take profit on time. She often lost money when she hoped turnip prices would rise. Thanks to this, she realized that there was no need to be greedy. The father entrusted the girl $ 120. Thanks to smart investment, she almost doubled this amount on the real exchange.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is available on Nintendo Switch.