‘Super Mario Run’ News & Updates: 2.85 Million People Downloaded The Game On Its First Day

By Jyotirupa Sarma , Updated Dec 19, 2016 09:14 AM EST

"Super Mario Run" was downloaded 2.85 million times on its launch date. Within 24 hours of its launch, the game hit the top of the download charts in around 80 countries. The game was launched in 150 countries around the world.

Apptopia's data is showing that Super Mario run has been downloaded 2.85 times on its first day. The game has surpassed "Pokémon Go" which was downloaded 900,000 times on its first day. However, by the third day, 5.6 million people downloaded "Pokémon Go". According to The Verge, the comparison is unfair as "Pokemon Go" was available only in 3 countries on its first day of launch while "Super Mario run" is launched in 150 countries. Nevertheless, in App Store history "Pokemon Go" still holds the record for most first-week download.

It seems the frenzy of Mushroom kingdom has spread across the globe. CNet, on the other hand, cited app analytics company Sensor Tower which has claimed that the game has been downloaded 5 million times on its launch day. Nonetheless, both the data presented by Apptopia and Sensor Tower is super huge and indicating the popularity of the game. Apptopia credited the huge amount of promotion for the early success of "Super Mario Run".

"Super Mario run" is only available on iOS now. However, it will be available on Android next year. The Game is free to download but to unlock the entire game players need to pay a one-time in-app purchase of $9.99.

CNet also reported that though the game is downloaded millions of times, players are not spending more than 20 minutes in the game. In comparison, "Pokemon Go" was played an average of 22 minutes by players on its first day.

Meanwhile, Nintendo's aiming at a new audience through "Super Mario Run". Afterward, the game will be moved on to the company's more traditional experience as Nintendo Switch.

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