Nintendo is continuing to push through 2018 with their most successful mobile game, Fire Emblem Heroes!
In just one year, Fire Emblem Heroes is now a huge success! Nintendo earned $300 million in worldwide revenue from this game alone. Which makes it Nintendo’s most successful mobile game. Fire Emblem Heroes was launched last year on iOS App Store in United States, Japan, and over 30 different countries. This game is free-to-play, but thanks to its in-app purchases of various items, it earned millions and millions in just one year.
What makes it impressive is that, compared from other Nintendo games Fire Emblem earned way five times what Super Mario Run made in its first year. As well as other titles like Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. However, Supercell’s Clash Royale, made 3x of Fire Emblem’s earnings on its first year.
What is Fire Emblem Heroes?
Fire Emblem Heroes is a hit and popular series in Japan. With its appealing characters, the game became a huge success worldwide. Why are they able to generate millions? Gacha models are the reason why. Gacha models is an in-game app item where players spend money to get a shot getting heroes.
“Nintendo’s Fire Emblem Heroes is the Kyoto-based gaming giant’s most successful mobile game to date, earning an estimated $295 million in worldwide player spend during its first year of availability, according to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data.
With players worldwide continuing to spend more than $10 million per month on “luck of the draw” character draws, Fire Emblem Heroes is a clearly a financial success for Nintendo and DeNA. The question now is whether the publisher-developer duo can progress to the next echelon of mobile gaming revenue with future titles, including the recently announced Mario Kart Tour.”
Fire Emblem Heroes is Nintendo and DeNA biggest hit in terms of mobile games. It comes in third on the iOS App Store, like Clash Royale ($967 million in first year worldwide revenue) and Niantic’s Pokémon Go ($1.1 billion).