Super Mario Run Already Tops Free and Top Grossing App Charts
When Pokemon Go released earlier this year, many gamers likely believed the game would be a decent success, but it is doubtful that even a significant amount of that group expected the massive level of success that the augmented reality game had. Now, it looks like the next step for Nintendo’s crusade in the world of mobile gaming is going to repeat that massive success, to some extent, as Super Mario Run already sits at the top of the free and top grossing charts on the iOS Appstore markets.
The rankings on the iOS Appstore, seen here on ThinkGaming, list Super Mario Run as having the most new downloads and the most revenue from in-app purchases. It should be noted that Super Mario Run only lists among free apps, given that the game is automatically free to download, with the full content package being made available upon an in-app $9.99 purchase. Still, it is rather impressive that so many Mario fans acted so quickly to download and purchase the full app, given the data size of the app and the $9.99 pricetag, which for mobile is more than what most consumers are used to paying for a single game.
Given all of this immediate success, only time will tell how consistent sales of the game will be. Will we see a situation similar to the dropoff in player engagement that Pokemon Go faced, or will this one, like Mario, keep running long into the future? Also, when are we getting Waluigi as a playable runner? What do you guys think? Are you happy to see Super Mario Run already at the top of the charts? If you’ve played the game, what do you think of it so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.