Nintendo is on the verge of hitting $1.8 billion in revenue from mobile games
Nintendo is on track to hit a total of $1.8 billion in revenue from its mobile games, which at the time of writing includes Super Mario Run, Dr. Mario World, Mario Kart Tour, Dragalia Lost, Animal Crossing : Pocket Camp and Fire Emblem Heroes.
As reported by mobilegamer.biz, worldwide lifetime gamer spend on Nintendo’s mobile lineup currently stands at $1,797,000,000. Fire Emblem Heroes accounts for a large chunk of spending, with a total of $983 million in revenue accounting for roughly 55% of total revenue.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Mario Kart Tour are nearly neck and neck at $276 million and $270 million respectively. Dragalia Lost, which is due to cease operations later this year, grossed $167 million. Super Mario Run, which was Nintendo’s first real stab at a “free-to-play” title, brought in $87 million, and Dr. Mario World brings up the rear with $14 million.
Despite such large revenues, Fire Emblem Heroes sits on the lower end of the scale in terms of total downloads at 18 million. Super Mario Run sits at the top with 307 million downloads, perhaps showing that Nintendo’s decision to make the game free has hampered their ability to earn revenue from it.
Dragalia Lost achieved the lowest number of downloads at 4 million, which, coupled with the game’s rather average revenue, is likely a key indicator of its upcoming closure. Mario Kart Tour, meanwhile, is rapidly climbing the charts with a current total of 224 million. The game has received several updates and events since its initial launch, the most recent of which is to bring back fan-favorite track Coconut Mall via the Doctor Tour.
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