As Nintendo announced, the mobile platformer “Super Mario Run” was downloaded nearly 150 million times. However, Nintendo points out that the responsible persons are still not satisfied with the generated sales.
In the course of the day, the first details of Nintendo’s performance in the past financial year (April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017) were sifting through.
Among other things, the Japanese traditional company announced that the Switch platform, which was released in early March, was a successful launch and has already been delivered 2.7 million times. Also on the commercial development of the in-house mobile titles, Nintendo entered, highlighting above all the platformer “Super Mario Run”.
Super Mario Run: Downloaded almost 150 million times
As Tatsumi Kimishima, President of Nintendo, confirmed in a brief statement, “Super Mario Run” is rapidly approaching the next milestone and has been downloaded nearly 150 million times worldwide.
However, Nintendo has continued to struggle with the problem that the majority of the players are satisfied with the free trial version and has little interest in purchasing the approximately ten euro expensive full version. Without mentioning a handful of figures, Kimishima states that “Fire Emblem Heroes” does not even take a tenth of the downloads of “Super Mario Run”.
Despite all this, Nintendo’s “Fire Emblem Heroes” and the underlying Free2Play concept have generated more sales than “Super Mario Run”.