First Nintendo built-from-scratch mobile game off to weak start

An airline employee walks past a mural featuring characters from Nintendo Co.'s Super Mario video games at Terminal 1 of Kansai International Airport in Japan. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe

Nintendo Co.'s experiment with a built-from-scratch mobile game is off to an underwhelming start.

Dragalia Lost, released last week, is the company's first smartphone title featuring original characters rather than established stars like Super Mario and Donkey Kong. Over its first five days, the game generated $3 million in revenue in the U.S. and Japan, less than all three of its previous mobile titles, according to a report from researcher Sensor Tower...

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