‘Super Mario Run’ May Cause Nintendo’s Downfall: Possible Bankruptcy?

By James Ryan Morales , Updated Dec 20, 2016 09:24 PM EST
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Super Mario Run may actually be start of Nintendo's downfall, as far as the stocks and investment relates. Could this lead to the giant gaming company's bankruptcy anytime soon?

Nintendo made a so-called gamble when they developed their super hit game from the early years into a mobile application playable across iOS devices of Apple. This is their first full-blown risk of having their game on a different platform other than their Nintendo game consoles.

So far, Super Mario Run was downloaded more than 5 million times in its first 24 hours, earning more than $5 million worldwide. This is good news since the income projection may really have been top the charts. However, that is not the case as days went by. The investors seem to be disappointed with the ending results. Why?

As reported by The Wall Street Journal, the shares of Nintendo in stocks went down by 7.1 percent on the Tokyo Stock Exchange last Monday. The reason? The poor reviews about Super Mario Run and its sales didn't match the actual projection on its early stages.

Though Super Mario Run had an overwhelming debut in the United States and other parts of the globe, it didn't take the no. 1 spot in Japan. With this in mind, the negative news prompted the investors to close out on their bets on the game.

So what are these negative feedbacks about Super Mario Run? In the US, almost half of the 53, 921 reviews about the game are single star. The reason for this is the game's instability as it keeps on crashing. The game is also not playable offline, while some sees no thrill in the game.

So this failure of expectations can really endanger Nintendo big time. Being one of the biggest striving gaming companies in the world, Super Mario Run can bring them down if they were not fast enough to make adjustments on the game. 

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