Nintendo's newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes
earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower
Since being released yesterday morning
for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes
has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store
and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States - the game didn't become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.
At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes
is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO
and Super Mario Run
were. Pokémon Go
earned an estimated $10.2 million during its first 24 hours of availability, while Super Mario Run
brought in $8.4 million.
It was also not downloaded quite as many times, likely due to the fact that the Fire Emblem series isn't as well known as the Mario or Pokémon franchises nor was it as heavily promoted. Pokémon GO
was downloaded an estimated 4.2 million times on day one, while Super Mario Run
, was downloaded an estimated 6 million times.
Unsurprisingly, Fire Emblem Heroes
has proven to be most popular in Japan, with the United States coming in second.
Bringing classic titles to iOS devices has thus far proven to be a successful venture for Nintendo. Super Mario Run set an App Store record
with 40 million downloads in just four days. Since its December release
, Super Mario Run
has brought in more than $53 million in revenue with more than 78 million downloads.
Nintendo plans to continue releasing a steady stream of iOS games, with popular series Animal Crossing
said to be one of the next games on the horizon. Nintendo originally said Animal Crossing
would be released by March, but recently delayed the title
until the following financial year, which runs from April 2017 to March 2018.
Fire Emblem Heroes
can be downloaded from the App Store for free. It doesn't cost anything up front, but Nintendo makes money on the game through in-app purchases for speeding up gameplay. [Direct Link