Animal Crossing

Best way to make millions from turnips in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Turnips can be a huge money-maker in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but it's not always possible if your selling prices aren't great. Luckily, there's a way to predict the best time to sell for maximum profit.

New Horizons released onto the Nintendo Switch on March 20, after an agonizing six-year wait since the last mainline entry in the life simulation series. Fans were so eager to get their hands on the game that it broke sales records in its opening weekend, becoming the fastest-selling title on the console to date.

One of the main goals for new players is to save up Bells to pay off Tom Nook's house loan, and one of the best ways of doing that is by selling turnips bought from Daisy Mae to Timmy and Tommy for a high amount. Sadly, their buying prices fluctuate a lot, and they'll offer to take them off your hands for way less than you initially paid – which obviously isn't ideal.


How to sell turnips for millions in New Horizons

The 'Animal Crossing Turnip Price Forecaster' is a fantastic tool created by a fan that allows you to predict when your selling price "spike" will be with the two raccoons. It works by having the player input their stalk market prices from the last few days, and figuring out the best way to make a profit.

The tool performs best when used for a couple of weeks, so don't be surprised if you don't get accurate numbers straight away – you need to input as many numbers from previous days as you can for it to predict the correct spike.

Timmy and Tommy's buying prices change twice a day at 8AM and 12PM, so you'll need to note down both prices on the Forecaster for it to work as accurately as it can.
The tools tells you when your turnip spike will be, potentially netting you millions in profits depending on how many you have to sell.


Note that you can't sell turnips on a Sunday due to the fact that it stops players from buying them from Daisy Mae and then turning around and flipping them for a higher price straight away.

You'll also need to sell them by 10PM on Saturday nights, otherwise they'll turn rotten and all those hard-earned Bells spent on them will be down the drain – the same thing happens when you time travel, too.