Nintendo's New Dragalia Lost Game Earned $16 Million in Two Weeks

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In the two weeks following the launch of Dragalia Lost, Nintendo's newest title, the game has earned $16 million in revenue from the iOS App Store and Google Play, according to estimates from app analytics site Sensor Tower.

$13.5 million of the $16 million in revenue has come from Japan and the United States, with the game now ranking third when it comes to revenue earned by Nintendo mobile titles.


During the first two weeks of availability, Fire Emblem Heroes earned $34 million, Super Mario Run earned $15.6 million, and Animal Crossing earned $9.8 million.

Dragalia Lost, unsurprisingly, is performing best in Japan. 69 percent of total revenue has come from Japan, while 16 percent has come from the United States. The remaining 15 percent has come from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau.

Dragalia Lost is the 19th most popular iOS app in Japan at the current time, and the number 512th most popular app in Japan. In terms of revenue, it is ranked number 10 in Japan and number 62 in the United States.

Nintendo released Dragalia Lost two weeks ago on Thursday, September 27. The game is an original swipe-based action RPG developed in partnership with Cygames.

Dragalia Lost tasks players with conquering their enemies using powerful attacks and special skills, with players able to control characters who can transform into dragons to unleash their power on enemies.


In addition to battling monsters, players will also need to develop a holy citadel for dragon training. Limited time multiplayer raid battles are available for up to three players online, and an internet connection is required to play.

Like most of Nintendo's recent titles, Dragalia Lost is free to play and supported through in-app purchases.

Dragalia Lost can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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Jakewilk

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Dragalia Lost is the 19th most popular iOS app in Japan at the current time, and the number 512th most popular app in Japan. In terms of revenue, it is ranked number 10 in Japan and number 62 in the United States.
What that heck does this mean? Anybody know?
 

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Exactly what it says... just read it slowly...
“Dragalia Lost is the 19th most popular iOS app in Japan at the current time, and the number 512th most popular app in Japan.”

Not only does this sentence not make sense, the numbers themselves don’t offer meaning unless you follow app ranking data.
 

R10k

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“Dragalia Lost is the 19th most popular iOS app in Japan at the current time, and the number 512th most popular app in Japan.”

Not only does this sentence not make sense, the numbers themselves don’t offer meaning unless you follow app ranking data.
It’s not well written, but it does make sense.

In Japan, it’s the 19th most popular iOS app.

In Japan, out of all apps (I assume across all systems) it’s the 512th most popular app.

They’re just boring stats. Take them or leave them.
 
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chucker23n1

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I was hoping this would be a success story of good premium games, but…

In-App Purchases

  1. Beginner's Pack$7.99
  2. Welcome Pack$24.99
  3. 4200 Diamantiums$79.99
  4. 300 Diamantium$3.99
  5. 75 Diamantium$0.99
  6. 7-Day Pack (Resources)$9.99
  7. Adventurer Raising Pack$7.99
  8. 150 Diamantium$1.99
  9. Storage Pack$9.99
  10. Upgrade Pack (Adventurers)$19.99
Nope.

Nopenopenope.
 

frankdogg

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I’ve been playing since launch and haven’t spent a penny. You’ll only need to spend money if you want to upgrade your characters and what not faster than what you acquire from just playing the game.
 

HiRez

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This looks awful. Especially if the quality of the game is anything like the quality of the trailer.

Hey Nintendo, how about you give me the game for free and I’ll send you some “Diamantium” for it later if I like it?
 

Gasu E.

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What that heck does this mean? Anybody know?

It's a mistake by MacRumors. They meant #512 in the USA.
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Exactly what it says... just read it slowly...
If you're going to take the time to read it slowly, might as well take the time to click the link in the article and find out that MacRumors made a transcription error.
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It says that the app is both the 19th and the 512th most popular app?
Handy hint when MacRumors prints nonsense: Click on the link to the source.
 
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