Fire Emblem Heroes And Dragalia Lost Propelled Nintendo’s Mobile Revenue Of $348 Million In 2018

By Sato . January 4, 2019 . 8:00am

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Nintendo had a solid performance in mobile revenue last year with about $348 million during the calendar year of 2018, about a 15 percent increase from 2017, according to the latest estimates from Sensory Tower.

 

During the fourth quarter of 2018, Nintendo’s mobile revenue reached a new record of close to $117 million in worldwide player spending across Google Play and the App Store. This was a whopping 47 percent increase from the fourth quarter of 2017, and a lot of it was thanks to its latest release Dragalia Lost which brought in about $54.2 million in the fourth quarter.

 

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As for Fire Emblem Heroes in 2018, it accounted approximately 66 percent of Nintendo’s mobile revenue. Since its launch in February 2017, the smartphone strategy game has grossed $487 million.

 

Dragalia Lost released at the end of Q2 2018 and it generated close to 17 percent of Nintendo’s mobile revenue of the year with an estimate of about $58.4 million worldwide. Dragalia Lost has surpassed $60 million, with 66 percent of that coming from Japanese players. This total comes from its availability in five territories, which is much less than Fire Emblem’s 40.

 

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp celebrated its first anniversary in November 2018 and it closed the year with an estimate of $48.6 million in player spending. The game saw a downward trend in its anniversary month with about $4.5 million in gross revenue compared to the estimate of about $8.1 million in November 2017, about a 44 percent decrease.

 

Lastly, Super Mario Run saw a little over 10 million from its players last year, much less than the $31 million it generated in 2017.

 

In 2019 we can expect to see a shift in Nintendo’s focus with some upcoming releases including Mario Kart Tour, which is expected to launch by the end of March with in-app purchases and microtransactions.

 

Fire Emblem Heroes, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and Super Mario Run are available on iOS and Android.



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