In spite of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ multiplayer scope not being larger than eight players in a single in-game island, the wider world of players is vast, as are the resources and communal activities that players can participate in if they want to.
This is no better illustrated than with the game’s Stalk Market, which as we’ve described before is the activity of buying turnips on Sunday to perhaps sell for higher prices on other players’ islands later in the week. It’s a significant money maker and has expanded into its own sort of monster — there’s even an exchange website for those who want to take the Stalk Market seriously.
On average, the price for turnips sees a major jump on Wednesdays, which finally brings us to the point of this story: Players of the Stalk Market have hit a moment of panic as many were not able to sell their turnips yesterday due to Nook’s Cranny — the only NPC store that buys turnips — being shut down.
The Nook’s Cranny location upgrades after 30 days of being built, and since most players have been playing ACNH dutifully since launch, a wide swath of people saw yesterday’s projected leap in profits get dashed on the rocks due to the store being closed. Considering many buy huge bundles of turnips, this represents a significant profit hit for the week.
Speaking of ACNH multiplayer economic news, the matter may further be exacerbated by today’s new update, which not only added features like returning NPCs, an art museum, and Nature Day events and items, but also included an adjustment to the greater Bell economy announced via in-game letter. The letter explains that the interest rate of stored Bells will go down, which effectively means that players are going to be making a little bit less money as of this update.