Dragalia Lost Generated $106 Million in its First Year

But Fire Emblem Heroes remains at the top by a large margin.

By Andy Hoover. Posted 10/02/2019 08:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

So far, most of Nintendo’s efforts as a publisher for mobile devices has been based on adapting its familiar franchises to the new form factor. However, Nintendo took a bit of a risk with Dragalia Lost, an original RPG with no ties to any big Nintendo names. Judging by the revenue, it looks like a gamble that is paying off.

Dragalia Lost recently experienced its first birthday, having been released on September 27, 2018, and in that year, it has generated $106 million in revenue according to app tracking site, Sensor Tower. Not surprisingly, more than half of that amount has come from Japan, but what’s impressive is how the game is averaging $33 per download. Still, these numbers only put it in the number three spot in terms of overall revenue from Nintendo’s mobile games. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has surpassed $111 million while Fire Emblem Heroes remains the undisputed champion with $618 million to its name, though to be fair, it’s been out much longer and had the advantage of coming with a well-established, and very popular brand.

All this talk of mobile revenue will likely continue to grow more and more interesting after the release of Mario Kart Tour. The game has only been out for a matter of days and has received considerable criticism, but apparently its already pulled in more than $2 million, and of course it’s pushing a $5 monthly subscription model, which means that money could pile up pretty quickly- assuming there’s a playerbase willing to overlook its misgivings.

Source: Sensor Tower

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