Fire Emblem: Heroes was the 5th highest grossing mobile game in Japan in February

#1
I thought people might be curious how the game has been doing.

It was #9 in the US, but only if you remove all the apps like Netflix.

In Japan, games flood out all of the apps except LINE, which was #9, but I filtered it out of the Japan report so we could see what game was #11 overall (or #10 in games).



This made Nintendo the #9 highest grossing mobile publisher for the month. To note, Niantic, not Nintendo, publishes Pokemon GO.



Source: https://www.appannie.com/indexes/all-stores/rank/games/?month=2017-02-01&country=JP
 
#2
It's a really good game. I don't think a day has gone by that I haven't opened it in the six weeks it's been out.

Also, kudos to the developer, Intelligent Systems, for putting ongoing care into it. There have been adjustments and events to curate the user experience from day one, and just this morning they announced even more cool new stuff. They're definitely taking pride in this.
 
#4
The game is great. The amount of content they are adding is not bad either. I have yet to spend a cent on this game because they are at least giving out the summoning currency at a decent rate which is awesome. The different art for all the characters is nice as well.
 
#5
I didn't know Fate Grand Order was published by Sony. Looks like both Sony and Nintendo doing really well in mobile markets.

Bandai Namco & Square Enix succeeded too.
 
#6
Seeing FEH stay relatively in the top gives me hope that it will keep going strong to last with the big dogs.

Even if their gacha system is a bit awful at times. *cough* all 3*s in one roll *cough*
 

Hasemo

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#7
It's been around 8th~20th+ spot in the total grossing ranking here in Japan for a while. To be honest I'm surprised its so low, given the IP, but from what I've heard it doesn't really have that much content yet, so maybe that's the reason.
 
#8
Cool, wonder if they'll keep the momentum, it's a fun game to play in short bursts. If the Animal Crossing Mobile game is also done right, Nintendo will have two solid moneymakers in the mobile market.
 
#11
It's been around 8th~20th+ spot in the total grossing ranking here in Japan for a while. To be honest I'm surprised its so low, given the IP, but from what I've heard it doesn't really have that much content yet, so maybe that's the reason.
I stopped playing once the Switch came out. Whoops.

It was a lot of fun for the first weeks, but the content updates so far were pretty lacking and there just isn't a lot to go back to after a while.
 
#18
It was a little shaky at launch and immediately after, but Nintendo/IS (and sort of kind of DeNA?) have done a pretty good job of keeping the game fresh and adding content. It's also never made me feel like I HAVE to spend money to have fun, which paradoxically might encourage me to spend money at some point.
 
#21
It was an obvious move to make a gatcha of this series. They should have done it earlier.

I will say that it's one of the more fair gatchas out there though. I don't feel completely ripped off every time I roll for new units.
 
#24
That sounds fairly successful in my book.
I stopped playing since the moment I got my hands on Zelda.
And reading through the app's news, I don't feel like I even want to try out the new stuff they've added, tbqh. Don't need any tournaments or PVP. Just give me more interesting maps and more units to grind up.
 
#33
It's really good. I disliked the small maps but after playing i understood the need of short sessions. Just wish there was more variety. Anyway i open it almost once a day, and most importantly so does my wife who's def. Not a gamer
 
#34
Jesus, how much do you guys want Saber variations to be spending money like water. Haha, it's a surprisingly fun game if you like collecting and Nasu though.

Good on FEH too
 
#38
That sounds fairly successful in my book.
I stopped playing since the moment I got my hands on Zelda.
And reading through the app's news, I don't feel like I even want to try out the new stuff they've added, tbqh. Don't need any tournaments or PVP. Just give me more interesting maps and more units to grind up.
They are actually adding map objectives like "hold tower for x turns" and enemy reinforcements in April though. Bigger maps won't go well with the "quick and mobile" format I'm afraid.

It's a really fun polished game without big paywalls or urgency to spend large amounts of neither time nor money on it. Even the PvP is quite chill - the only thing you miss out when you are bad are feathers, which they lately have added to more and more other modes as rewards too, including daily arena rewards mostly for participating even.
I like it a lot, and I like that they announced the Grand Hero Battles up until May, when I will loose my chill trying to get Xander, haha.

I hope it keeps doing well for them for the next years.

It's also impressive how quickly they implement fan feedback, and make everything more and more generous. Like, "We heard your complaints about how hard it is to get feathers. So everyone gets 10 000 for free and we add them as rewards to EVERYTHING." That was pretty crazy to me. They could have just said: "Tough luck guys, if you want a 5* suck it up and fork over you monies for orbs."
 

SolVanderlyn

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#39
Bow to our new mobile overlord. May the consoles and PCs pay tribute to his glory!
 
#40
Man, I know FGO has a lot of text to deal with, but you'd think they would be all over localizing something that makes so much money. I know I'd play it.

That sounds fairly successful in my book.
I stopped playing since the moment I got my hands on Zelda.
And reading through the app's news, I don't feel like I even want to try out the new stuff they've added, tbqh. Don't need any tournaments or PVP. Just give me more interesting maps and more units to grind up.
the Grand Hero Battle maps have been a lot of fun. Ursula's was a real bastard and I spent all day at work thinking up strategies that I could use with the units I have. And you got a very nice 4 star unit for winning. It'd be great if they keep adding more major challenges with good rewards.

The PVP isn't actually PVP, it's still playing against the AI. I liked the tournament even if I was on team Lucina and victory was inevitable. The Chrom/Ephraim battle sounded a lot more fun.
 
#50
Nice to see it's doing well, easily my favorite of the Nintendo mobile projects to date. Timely currency dumps alongside new content is also smart, I think I caught the bug again after a lucky roll with the last update.

Man they still love Puzzle & Dragons and Monster Strike over there, don't they