The video game industry and Nintendo has been championing Pokémon Go as the king of mobile games. Despite losing a large chunk of players, the game still manages to make $2 million a day.
However, Pokémon Go is losing the mobile war in Japan to Fate/Grand Order. According to Bloomberg, Fate/Grand Order has more downloads and has made more money since the time Pokémon Go launched in Japan.
The advantage that Fate/Grand Order has is a narrative driven story relative to other mobile games. The story hooks allows the game to introduce new heroes, like Joan of Arc, and have a narrative around the new character.
The success of Fate/Grand Order has accounted for 23% of Sony Music's profit, and has Sony considering launching the game in other territories around the world. Fate/Grand Order is even getting a TV anime special this January, which may lead to a larger series.
Fate/Grand Order launched in July 30, 2015 and so far has proven to be the king of Japanese mobile gaming.
Aaron Magulick has been a fan of anime ever since being exposed to it in the late '90s. A fan of nearly all genres, he is not afraid to explore the creepier side of the industry. Feel free to connect with him on GoBoiano Social.