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'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Reaches $50M Global Revenue, Which 'Fire Emblem Heroes' Achieved in 20 Days

Friday September 7, 2018 6:19 am PDT by
Nintendo's latest smartphone app Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp has just reached $50 million in player spending across iOS and Android globally, according to data tracked by Sensor Tower. It took the game 289 days to reach this goal, becoming the slowest of Nintendo's latest apps to do so. Super Mario Run reached the $50 million mark 222 days after its release, while Fire Emblem Heroes...

Nintendo's New Smartphone Game 'Dragalia Lost' Launches September 27

Wednesday August 29, 2018 6:09 am PDT by
Following an announcement in April, Nintendo's next mobile game Dragalia Lost will officially launch on iOS and Android devices on September 27 in the United States, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau (via Engadget). The company tweeted the news late last night, also confirming that the mobile game will be getting a Nintendo Direct of its own later tonight at 8:30 p.m. PT. In the reveal...

Shigeru Miyamoto: Nintendo Will 'Continue Pushing' for Pay-Once Mobile Games Over Freemium Apps

Thursday August 23, 2018 6:18 am PDT by
Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto wants the gaming industry to stop "nickel-and-diming" users, and launch games at fixed prices (via Bloomberg). As long as the upfront prices aren't too high, such "premium" games would create a more sustainable business model over the long term, Miyamoto says, seemingly referencing video games across mobile, console, and PC. The Super Mario creator made...

Nintendo Has Earned $400M From Fire Emblem Heroes on Mobile Devices

Wednesday August 1, 2018 2:55 pm PDT by
In the 18 months since Nintendo released Fire Emblem Heroes on Android and iOS devices the game has raked in a total of $400 million worldwide, according to data shared today by Sensor Tower. That $400 million total includes earnings across both the iOS App Store and the Google Play store, and it's up from the $300 million the game had earned a year after its launch. Fire Emblem Heroes...

Nintendo's Next President Sets Mobile Gaming Priority, Plans 'Game-Changing Hit' to Surge Business

Wednesday May 2, 2018 8:40 am PDT by
Nintendo's next president, Shuntaro Furukawa, will make smartphone gaming a priority when he takes the helm of the company this June. In a new interview with Nikkei, Furukawa said that he envisions a future where Nintendo's smartphone gaming arm can become a 100 billion yen ($910 million) business. In fiscal 2017, the segment including mobile games grossed 39.3 billion yen. To do this,...

Nintendo Reveals New Action RPG 'Dragalia Lost' Coming to Smartphones Later This Year

Friday April 27, 2018 9:31 am PDT by
Nintendo this week revealed a new smartphone game coming to iOS and Android devices this summer, called "Dragalia Lost." The game was created through a partnership with Japanese mobile developer Cygames and is described as an all-new "original action RPG" for smartphones. Nintendo co-developed Dragalia Lost and will "jointly operate" the app with Cygames once it launches (via TouchArcade). For ...

Nintendo Celebrating Mario Day With 50% Price Drop on 'Super Mario Run' in iOS App Store

Thursday March 8, 2018 4:13 am PST by
This Saturday, March 10 is "Mario Day," a day when Nintendo celebrates its mascot Mario "and his many awesome fans" around the world. Although the full plan for the company's celebrations on Saturday have not yet been revealed, one part has and it focuses on the iPhone and Android game Super Mario Run (via TouchArcade). On March 10, Nintendo will discount Super Mario Run's $9.99 in-app...

Fire Emblem Heroes Marked as Nintendo and DeNA's 'Most Successful Mobile Game to Date'

Wednesday February 21, 2018 5:45 am PST by
It's been just over one year since Fire Emblem Heroes launched on the iOS App Store in the United States, Japan, and over 30 other countries, and this week new data researched by Sensor Tower has titled the app as Nintendo and DeNA's "most successful mobile game to date." Over the course of its first year, Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $295 million in player spending worldwide, helped by ...

Upcoming Mobile Game 'Mario Kart Tour' Will Be Free-to-Start

Thursday February 8, 2018 5:36 am PST by
Nintendo last week announced that its next mobile game will be "Mario Kart Tour," but with a launch date aimed at any time before the company's fiscal year ending March 2019, not much information is known about the game. Today, DeNA CEO Isao Moriyasu was reported as saying that Mario Kart Tour will be free-to-start (via TouchArcade and The Wall Street Journal). The "free-to-start"...

Nintendo Working on 'Mario Kart Tour' Game for Mobile Devices

Wednesday January 31, 2018 4:59 pm PST by
Nintendo this evening announced that a new mobile game is in the works, and this time the company is planning to bring a major fan favorite series to iOS devices -- Mario Kart. According to Nintendo, a new Mario Kart game called "Mario Kart Tour" is in development. Little is known about the game at this time, but Nintendo says it will be released by March 2019. The checkered flag has been ...

Nintendo Details Jump in Smartphone Game Profits Following 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Launch

Wednesday January 31, 2018 5:10 am PST by
Nintendo recently reported earnings for its fiscal third quarter of 2017, including data related to the company's two-year-old smartphone game business. In the report, Nintendo confirmed that its smart device and intellectual property related earnings increased from 10.6 billion yen (about $98 million) in the nine months ended December 31, 2016 to 29.1 billion yen (about $267 million) in the same ...

Nintendo Announces Plans to Shut Down 'Miitomo' Two Years After Launch

Thursday January 25, 2018 5:26 am PST by
Nintendo launched its first iOS mobile game, Miitomo, in March 2016, and this week the company has confirmed it will officially end support for the game on May 9, 2018 (via The Verge). The company posted a notice [Google Translate] on its Japanese website yesterday, warning Miitomo users of its decision to "terminate the service" on Wednesday, May 9 at 12:00 a.m. (PDT). Ahead of that closure,...

Nintendo Looking for Additional Mobile Software Developers After DeNA Partnership Falls Behind Schedule

Wednesday December 13, 2017 4:15 am PST by
Nintendo is looking to hire more software developers to help it create mobile video games in the vein of Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. According to people familiar with the matter speaking with The Wall Street Journal, Nintendo has decided to expand its roster of smartphone game developers after its partnership with DeNA "fell behind schedule." Nintendo and DeNA first...

Nintendo Launches First Holiday Event in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Thursday November 30, 2017 12:43 pm PST by
Nintendo last week launched its newest iOS game, a mobile version of Animal Crossing called Pocket Camp, and it's already being updated with new content in the form of a special holiday event. Typical Animal Crossing games feature special events that take place on a regular basis, and it appears Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is no exception. The new Christmas-themed event will allow players to...

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Begins Early Worldwide Rollout on the iOS App Store [Update]

Tuesday November 21, 2017 3:35 am PST by
One month after its announcement during a Nintendo Direct in late October, Nintendo today has begun rolling out Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp onto iOS [Direct Link] and Android devices worldwide, following a limited soft launch in Australia. The game was announced to be coming out tomorrow, November 22, but it has begun appearing on the iOS App Store for some users in the United States, United...

Nintendo Sets 'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Release Date for November 22

Sunday November 19, 2017 6:31 pm PST by
Nintendo on Twitter today confirmed that the company's upcoming iOS game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, will launch worldwide on November 22. The confirmation of a release date comes nearly one month after the game was first unveiled in late October, after which it soft launched on the Australian iOS App Store and climbed to the top of the charts there faster than either Super Mario Run or Fire...

Nintendo Says Super Mario Run Has Yet to Reach 'Acceptable Profit Point' Nearly One Year After Launch

Tuesday October 31, 2017 7:49 am PDT by
Nintendo yesterday held its quarterly earnings report [PDF], launching off with details of its "Smart-Device Business" and telling investors how things have been going for Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes, while detailing the upcoming launch of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Although Fire Emblem Heroes is on track to meet the company's "overall profit objectives," Super Mario Run appears to...

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Tops Australian iOS App Store Faster Than Super Mario Run

Friday October 27, 2017 7:53 am PDT by
Nintendo's newly-announced iOS game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, has soft launched in the Australian iOS App Store, a launch rollout that Nintendo has begun to favor as a way to test its iOS apps prior to a worldwide debut. According to new data gathered by Sensor Tower, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp climbed to the top of the Australian App Store much faster than either Super Mario Run or Fire...

Nintendo Announces Animal Crossing Pocket Camp for iOS Devices

Tuesday October 24, 2017 8:26 pm PDT by
Nintendo this evening shared details on its upcoming Animal Crossing game that's coming to iOS devices, Animal Crossing Pocket Camp. In Pocket Camp, you manage a campsite that you can decorate with furniture and items to attract the traditional Animal Crossing villagers. When you place an animal's favorite furniture item, that animal will come to visit your campsite. Based on the Animal...

Animal Crossing Smartphone App Will Be the Focus of New Nintendo Direct Coming This Week

Monday October 23, 2017 6:58 am PDT by
Following Miitomo, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Super Mario Run, Nintendo appears finally ready to reveal details for its fourth iOS gaming app, Animal Crossing. The company has confirmed on its Japanese website [Google Translate] that a new Animal Crossing-focused Nintendo Direct will debut this Wednesday, October 25 at 12 p.m. local time in Japan, meaning the direct will take place on October 24 in...