Nintendo has been making huge inroads in mobile gaming with a number of their biggest franchises appearing on the App Store and Google Play. Data firm Sensor Tower reports that the Kyoto-based company’s mobile revenue for 2018 was $349 million and shows no sign of slowing down. The biggest earner for Nintendo is Fire Emblem Heroes which has amassed a staggering $487 million to date.
Fire Emblem Heroes
Fire Emblem Heroes, accounted for approximately 66 percent of its 2018 revenue, topping $230 million in player spending globally. The game has grossed $487 million to date.
Dragalia Lost, ended up generating close to 17 percent of its mobile revenue for the year at an estimated $58.4 million worldwide. The title has just passed $60 million grossed as of this writing, with 66 percent of that coming from players in Japan.
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, the third mobile title from Nintendo, turned one year old in November and closed out 2018 with an estimated $48.6 million in player spending. Its $4.5 million in gross revenue during November, however, was down about 44 percent from the $8.1 million we estimate it generated in November 2017.
Super Mario Run
Finally, Nintendo’s first mobile game, Super Mario Run, saw player spending of just over $10 million last year, a far cry from the $31 million it pulled in during 2017.