Fire Emblem Heroes has reportedly now made more than $1 billion in revenue, blowing Nintendo’s other mobile games out the water by becoming the first to hit the landmark amount.
As reported by gamesindustry.biz, Sensor Tower’s latest report revealed that Heroes, compared to Nintendo’s other selection of mobile games, was only fourth overall in number of downloads but first in revenue by a long shot.
Mario Kart Tour and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp are sitting in joint second place, for example, but have only earned $282 million compared to Heroes’ $1 billion. Dragalia Lost is fourth at $168 million, followed by Super Mario Run at $87 million (despite having 47% of overall downloads), and Dr. Mario World at $14 million.
Heroes has also made more than $29 million in the first quarter of 2022 alone. The game is most popular in Japan (which accounts for 54% of its lifetime spending), followed by the US (at 32%) and Canada (at 3%).
The game was released more than five years ago in February 2017, and was the third mobile game released by Nintendo as part of its venture into the new market. While the company said at the time it planned to release 2-3 mobile games a year, Nintendo’s not released a mobile game itself since 2019’s Mario Kart Tour, not including the Niantic-developed Pikmin Bloom that was released in 2021.
Heroes has seemingly proved successful enough by itself though, and in our 7/10 review, IGN said: “Fire Emblem Heroes is a lighter but still engaging interpretation of the beloved tactical RPG series’ signature combat.”
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