Mobile games are bringing in so much cash: Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds is demonstrating how much money players are pouring into their smartphone games with an even stronger start than Pokémon Go. Especially when they are likeable JRPGs with a Ghibli look…
In just a few years, the Ni No Kuni brand has become a real treasure of the JRPG scene. No wonder, after all, the sympathetic role-playing world relies stylistically on the look of the popular Ghibli films (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away), which is practically irresistible. Accordingly, there have already been two games for consoles and a Netflix film that loosely picks up on the world of Ni No Kuni. But a third game is now causing astonishment – because it is a mobile game that was able to trump Pokémon Go in one aspect.
As a real money machine, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds recorded enormous revenues within a very short time after the release for smartphones on May 10, 2022, trumping Pokémon Go. At least if you look at the period.
100 million dollars – faster than Pokemon Go
In fact, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds’ earnings were a whopping $101.3 million just eleven days after launch. For comparison: Pokémon GO only reached this mark after twelve days. Cross Worlds was No. 2 globally in revenue over the 11-day period – just behind Tencent’s Honor of Kings with $102.3 million. Genshin Impact took 13 days to hit the 100 million mark.
Success despite a small disadvantage
The interesting thing is: Cross Worlds is not yet available globally. Only the markets of Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau have access to the mobile game. From that point of view, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds was actually the most successful mobile hit outside of China. If European countries like Germany are added on May 25, 2022, the revenue will increase again, with Asian countries generally being more known for pouring big bucks into smartphone games. You can register now and get rewards!
Source | sensor tower