Fate/Grand Order is the biggest mobile game in the world right now. It also happens to be published by Aniplex, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. New data shows that the free-to-play role-playing game inspired by the Fate/stay night visual novel was not only the top grossing iOS and Android app in Japan last month – where it dethroned Monster Strike after a spell of over two years at the top – but was also the biggest success story globally.
The game itself has been available in Japan for over two years, but recently launched in the United States as well. Sony’s starting to get more and more serious about mobile game development, having recently founded ForwardWorks – a new division within Sony Interactive Entertainment dedicated to developing software for smartphones.