Sensor Tower reports that Nintendo’s mobile titles have generated more than $1 billion in revenue on Apple and Android devices. Fire Emblem Heroes
accounts for over half of the revenue, coming in with $656 million in player spending.
Here are the numbers:
- Fire Emblem Heroes: $656 million
- Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp: $131 million
- Dragalia Lost: $123 million
- Mario Kart Tour: $86 million
- Super Mario Run: $76 million
- Dr. Mario World: $4.8 million
Sensor Tower’s data does not include numbers from the social app Miitomo, even though it included microtransactions.Nintendo’s Mario smartphone games have not grossed nearly as much as the company’s other releases, despite Super Mario Run becoming the fastest app to reach 50 million downloads on the App Store. Unlike standard mobile games, Super Mario Run let players try the first few levels for free, and then blocks the rest of the game behind a one-time payment.
On the other end of the spectrum, Mario Kart Tour is filled with microtransactions, including a subscription service that’s more expensive than Nintendo Switch Online.
The data also shows that Super Mario Run is still the most downloaded Nintendo mobile game. Interestingly, Fire Emblem Heroes is both the highest grossing title, and the least downloaded.
Nintendo has grossed $581 million from its mobile titles in Japan alone, while $316 million has come from the United States.
Logan Plant is a news writer for IGN, and the Production Assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.