Even after having great success with its two mobile launches of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem: Heroes, Nintendo announced in January that it had decided to scale back its original plans to release five games to the App Store in 2017. Instead of the five planned titles, Nintendo plans to release Animal Crossing in the second half of this year, and possibly one more title before the end of the year. Nintendo's final release of 2017 could be The Legend of Zelda, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Nintendo has another mobile hit on its hands with the release of Fire Emblem Heroes for iOS. According to data released by SensorTower, Nintendo's second mobile title garnered almost $3 million in revenues on its first day in the wild. When compared to the top grossing games of 2016, Fire Emblem Heroes takes third place after Super Mario Run, edging out Clash Royale. The top game by far remains Pokémon GO.
Nintendo fans can look forward to two or three mobile titles per year from the Japanese company, following its successful release of Super Mario Run. Fire Emblem Heroes is slated to launch today on iOS and Android, with Animal Crossing coming later this year. Nintendo previously announced up to five mobile titles would be launched before the end of 2017, however this has been scaled back according to a recent statement by Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.
For over nine years, iPhone fans have been anticipating Nintendo's entrance into the iOS game market. Today the company made history by releasing its first iOS game Super Mario Run on the App Store. The game follows Nintendo's social networking title Miitomo, which hit mobile devices earlier this year. Super Mario Run marks a dramatic turnaround for Nintendo and its recent declarations that it would only develop games for its own hardware platforms.
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