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Why are Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ Nook Miles Tickets so valuable?

Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘ Nook Miles Tickets (or NMT, as they’re referred to by the game’s community) have become the game’s most valuable form of currency, overtaking Bells as a way to compensate players for selling your turnips on their islands. But why are Nook Miles Tickets so valuable in ACNH?

Whenever you attempt to sell your turnips on another player’s island, they’ll likely ask for a fee in exchange. These fees can include anything from Bells to star fragments and rare furniture, but NMT are usually also included. In some instances, players don’t ask for anything other animal crossing new horizons nmt valuablethan NMT, which can be confusing given that these Nook Miles Ticket journeys are often underwhelming.

Why are NMT so valuable in Animal Crossing: New Horizons?


When Animal Crossing: New Horizons first released, an item duplication glitch effectively allowed players to obtain an infinite amount of Bells. (This glitch has now appeared again in a different form.) As many exploited this glitch early on, Animal Crossing‘s in-game money is effectively worthless to a significant portion of its community. As a result, Nook Miles Tickets have taken their place.

But why are Nook Miles Tickets so valuable?

  • They allow players to get new, rare villagers quicker
  • Nook Miles points are slow to obtain, meaning that trading is a speedier way to get NMT
  • NMT are now the premium turnip exchange currency

Nook Miles Tickets allow players to travel to different islands, with some of these islands containing a villager that is popular online. These villagers are often arranged into tiers determining their value in Bells and NMT. For instance, tier one includes the likes of Raymond, Judy, and Audie. These ultra-popular villagers can be traded for as much as 20 million Bells and 1,000 Nook Miles Tickets.

For many players, filling out their island with these villagers has become an endgame of sorts. However, getting them all by waiting for them to visit your campsite and trading for them can take a long time, considering that there are nearly 400 of them. As such, Nook Miles Tickets has become an easier way for players to make multiple trips to islands that could potentially contain popular villagers.

This has simultaneously inflated the inherent worth of Nook Miles Tickets, as even players who aren’t interested in getting these popular villagers still want them in order to trade for things that they do want. As such, when players open their islands for turnip exchanges or cataloging, NMT frequently exchange hands as part of this process.