While top mobile games such as Clash Royale and Fortnite have been occupying player time and spending in the United States, Fate Grand Order has been building a billion-dollar dynasty in Japan. In fact, Sensor Tower Store Intelligence data reveals that the game from Sony's Aniplex has now earned more than $2 billion in player spending globally, with more than 97 percent of that coming from Japan.
Based on the Fate series of Japanese anime and manga, the game launched in Japan in August 2015 and has been a top 10 grossing mobile game there ever since. Fate Grand Order revenue surpassed $290 million worldwide last quarter on the App Store and Google Play, representing a 35 percent increase year-over-year from the second quarter of 2017.
Sensor Tower estimates show that iOS gamers contribute approximately 64 percent of Fate Grand Order's revenue globally, compared to 36 percent from Google Play. The game was No. 3 in terms of worldwide revenue last month across both platforms, grossing more than $100 million, ranking No. 4 and No. 3 for App Store and Google Play revenue, respectively.