'Super Mario Run' Latest News & Update: Breaks Record In The History Of App Store, Downloaded Almost 3 Million Times On Its First Day!

By Kristeine Lim , Updated Dec 18, 2016 07:51 PM EST

"Super Mario Run" made a record breaking phenomena in the history of App Store. The game was downloaded 2.85 million times on its first day of release.

The Verge has confirmed "Super Mario Run" to have the biggest launch in the history of App Store. During its first day of release, the game was downloaded over exactly 2,850,000 times.

On top of this, "Super Mario Run" breaks the record of "Pokemon Go" on its fist day. To note, "Pokemon Go" was only downloaded 900,000 times, compared to the 2.85 Million times of "Super Mario Run" downloads.

According to AppAdvice, "Super Mario Run" is available in more than 150 countries since its first day. More so, "Super Mario Run" conquered the App Store in shortly as five hours when it hits 2.85 million downloads prior to its release.

"Super Mario Run" currently leads the rank of the top free app with availability in 49 countries. However, "Super Mario Run" aims to see its revenue to come within the next two months. It is because, "Super Mario Run" does not have microtransactions, so it is giving only the first three levels for free.

The rest of the game levels of the "Super Mario Run" will be unlocked after a single purchase of $10. Meanwhile, the developer of "Super Mario Run" is the co-owners of Game Freak, Apple, and Google along with Nintendo.

"Super Mario Run" is just a traditional, single-purchase video game similar to Nintendo's other games for its consoles. Consequently, as of now, "Super Mario Run" is not just an ordinary Nintendo game, but the record holder for most first-week downloads in App Store history.

"Super Mario Run" is only available to download on iOS, but, fans can expect a debut on Android next year. This is because Nintendo hopes to parlay the success of "Super Mario Run" for its home and portable console business. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto's goal is to use a mobile "Mario" to introduce Nintendo's games to a new audience and more to more traditional Nintendo experiences.

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