Nintendo’s first forays into the mobile market weren’t quite as grand as one might have expected. While Super Mario Run and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp were successes in their own right, they lacked the long-term appeal of many mobile titles. It seems like things are changing, though, based on their latest financial report, which says mobile profits on the rise.
They reported that their revenue from the mobile market has exceeded $400 million (USD), a stiff rise from last year by 17%. A large part of that has been due to the success of Fire Emblem Heroes and their first original mobile property, Dragalia Lost. It makes sense, since both of those games are more in line with what the mobile market usually gravitates toward, from both an aesthetic and gameplay mechanics standpoint- much more so than earlier efforts, at the very least.
With Mario Kart Tour coming sometime this year, and having an Android beta starting soon, Nintendo hopes to keep this momentum going well into the next year. You can also read more about what Nintendo reported about their traditional games’ sales, and where Switch sales are standing.