'Pokemon Go' vs 'Super Mario Run' Latest News and Updates: More Downloads for 'Super Mario Run' But Still More Profits for 'Pokemon Go' for 1st Month

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Dec 14, 2016 06:43 PM EST
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After the frenzy with "Pokemon Go," "Super Mario Run" is now poised to also be a big title hit for Nintendo. Though the latter is only estimated to make half of the earnings of "Pokemon Go" for its first month, the game developer can already consider this as a big success.

Earnings projection

In its own way, "Super Mario Run" has created a buzz among players which is a good thing for Nintendo since the company is hoping that the title could reach the level of "Pokemon Go's" popularity. "Super Mario Run" is projected to hit the $71 million mark for its first month, an amount which is almost half of the $143 million earning of "Pokemon Go" for its first 30 days.

This projected earning is said to be already an accomplishment for "Super Mario Run" because it will go beyond the expectations of Nintendo for the title. Also, for "Pokemon Go," Nintendo still had to partner with Niantic but for the Super Mario game, the company was more hands on in terms of publication and production. This means that Nintendo could reap more from the success of "Super Mario Run."

Number of downloads

It was, however, noted that "Super Mario Run" will have more downloads than "Pokemon Go" for the first month since it is projected to get 50 million downloads compared to the 32 million downloads for the latter in July. "Super Mario Run" can be downloaded by iOS users for free on Thursday. However, players would need to pay $9.99 once to be able to have full access of the game. This is not the same with "Pokemon Go" since players can experience the entire game without spending anything.

Those who have Android devices will still need to wait for next year before they can download "Super Mario Run." What are the best things you expect from this next Nintendo offering?

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