Super Mario Run Hits 78 Million Downloads
Super Mario Run is another super hit from Nintendo! The mobile game release earlier this year and has already reached over 78 million downloads. What’s really interesting is that Super Mario Run is yet to release on Android devices.
More than 5% of the game’s players have paid for the full version.
One can only imagine where the numbers would be when the game hits Android.
Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run is coming in March 2017 for Android devices. Interested players can pre-register over at Google Play.
A new kind of Mario game that you can play with one hand.
In this game, Mario constantly moves forward through the courses while you use a variety of jumps to navigate. Mario will behave differently depending on the timing of your taps, so it’s up to you to show off particularly smooth moves, gather coins, and reach the goal.
Nintendo will soon release Switch, its new handheld device but games like Super Mario Run and Pokemon Go suggest that the company needs to consider working as a publisher only. Hardware side is not working that well for Nintendo but as a software publisher, Nintendo can not only generate revenue from mobile devices but also from PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Nintendo can become the biggest publisher in the industry.
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