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Nintendo’s ‘Fire Emblem Heroes’ Game Earned an Estimated $2.9 Million During First Day

Nintendo’s newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States – the game didn’t become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during its first 24 hours of availability, while Super Mario Run brought in $8.4 million.



It was also not downloaded quite as many times, likely due to the fact that the Fire Emblem series isn’t as well known as the Mario or Pokémon franchises nor was it as heavily promoted. Pokémon GO was downloaded an estimated 4.2 million times on day one, while Super Mario Run, was downloaded an estimated 6 million times.



Unsurprisingly, Fire Emblem Heroes has proven to be most popular in Japan, with the United States coming in second.

Bringing classic titles to iOS devices has thus far proven to be a successful venture for Nintendo. Super Mario Run set an App Store record with 40 million downloads in just four days. Since its December release, Super Mario Run has brought in more than $53 million in revenue with more than 78 million downloads.

Nintendo plans to continue releasing a steady stream of iOS games, with popular series Animal Crossing said to be one of the next games on the horizon. Nintendo originally said Animal Crossing would be released by March, but recently delayed the title until the following financial year, which runs from April 2017 to March 2018.

Fire Emblem Heroes can be downloaded from the App Store for free. It doesn’t cost anything up front, but Nintendo makes money on the game through in-app purchases for speeding up gameplay. [Direct Link]

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Nintendo’s ‘Fire Emblems Heroes’ Game Earned an Estimated $2.9 Million During First Day

Nintendo’s newly released game Fire Emblem Heroes earned an estimated $2.9 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first 24 hours of availability, according to data shared by app analytics firm Sensor Tower.

Since being released yesterday morning for iOS and Android devices, Fire Emblem Heroes has been downloaded more than two million times from the iOS App Store and the Google Play store. Download numbers may have been affected by a late release in the United States – the game didn’t become available on iOS devices until the afternoon.

At $2.9 million in gross revenue, Fire Emblem Heroes is not quite the hit that Pokémon GO and Super Mario Run were. Pokémon Go earned an estimated $10.2 million during its first 24 hours of availability, while Super Mario Run brought in $8.4 million.



It was also not downloaded quite as many times, likely due to the fact that the Fire Emblem series isn’t as well known as the Mario or Pokémon franchises nor was it as heavily promoted. Pokémon GO was downloaded an estimated 4.2 million times on day one, while Super Mario Run, was downloaded an estimated 6 million times.



Unsurprisingly, Fire Emblem Heroes has proven to be most popular in Japan, with the United States coming in second.

Bringing classic titles to iOS devices has thus far proven to be a successful venture for Nintendo. Super Mario Run set an App Store record with 40 million downloads in just four days. Since its December release, Super Mario Run has brought in more than $53 million in revenue with more than 78 million downloads.

Nintendo plans to continue releasing a steady stream of iOS games, with popular series Animal Crossing said to be one of the next games on the horizon. Nintendo originally said Animal Crossing would be released by March, but recently delayed the title until the following financial year, which runs from April 2017 to March 2018.

Fire Emblem Heroes can be downloaded from the App Store for free. It doesn’t cost anything up front, but Nintendo makes money on the game through in-app purchases for speeding up gameplay. [Direct Link]

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Donald Trump had ‘spirited’ talk with executives, says Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman

President Donald Trump and top U.S. executives had a spirited, balanced discussion about tax issues during a gathering Friday, according to Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Steve Schwarzman, who attended the meeting.

“It was spirited intellectually,” Schwarzman said in an interview on CNBC, adding that differing views were raised about the new administration’s proposed border-adjusted tax, which would put tariffs on imports.

Some companies run by leaders in attendance, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s Doug McMillon, have disagreed with Trump and Congressional Republicans on the proposal.

“You don’t want to do something that hurts a significant part of the economy, but you want to get benefits from the exports,” Schwarzman said. “Both sides have good points.”

Trump invited 18 executives to the White House to discuss topics ranging from trade and education to women’s roles in the workforce. He called the members “the biggest and best minds in the country.” Trump appointed Schwarzman, who has a net worth of $11 billion, as chairman of the council in December, with the goal of receiving advice on economic growth and job creation from a group of business leaders.

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick was conspicuously absent. Kalanick gave up his committee position Thursday amid uproar from customers and drivers about the connection to the administration. Staying on the council would “get in the way” of advocating for immigration values that are important to the country and to Uber, he wrote in an e-mail to employees.

“Travis was in a really difficult spot,” Schwarzman said Friday. “His business was being very adversely affected, he had discontent among his employees.”

While the Blackstone chief called the White House meeting private, declining to say who spoke about which topics, he said that infrastructure, China and immigration came up during the conversation.

“Each came with a long list of things that can be done — some very quickly, some take a little longer,” Schwarzman said. “The receptivity to that was instant.”

After the meeting, Schwarzman departed Washington on Air Force One to Palm Beach, Florida, where he and Trump have homes.

Bloomberg News