Fire Emblem Heroes summer revenue up 34 per cent over 2017Sensor Tower data shows Nintendo’s hit mobile game earning $63 million in July and AugustMatthew HandrahanEditor-in-ChiefThursday 6th September 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleNintendoFire Emblem Heroes remains in rude health, according to data from Sensor Tower, with Nintendo’s breakout mobile hit earning 34 per cent more this summer than in summer 2017.Despite being drawn from a less popular IP than Super Mario Run or Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes has emerged as the most successful of Nintendo’s mobile games.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games According to Sensor Tower, the game’s players spent $63 million in July and August this year, equivalent to 34 per cent more than the $47 million spent in the same period in 2017.Fire Emblem Heroes launched in February 2017, and Sensor Tower puts its lifetime earnings at $417 million. This means that, in July and August this year, it earned 15 per cent of its lifetime revenue in 11 per cent of the time it has been available.By contrast, it took the highly anticipated Super Mario Run two years to reach just $60 million in revenue. Nintendo has been open about its disappointment in that return, and its subsequent mobile games more fully embraced free-to-play monetisation systems.Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesNintendo appointing Despicable Me studio head to board of directorsAnimation studio behind Mario movie gains influence as Illumination Entertainment CEO Chris Meledandri expected to join board next monthBy Brendan Sinclair 5 days agoNintendo reports record full-year profits as Switch nears 85m units soldAnd, despite forecasting decline, the platform holder expects console to beat Wii’s 101 million lifetime sales this yearBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments Sign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.
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