Despite being criticized for its requirement of Internet to let users play, Super Mario Run has launched-off with wild success. The app has completed more than 40 million downloads in the app store.
Mario’s creator, Nintendo revealed the install numbers today via a press release. According to Apple’s iOS App Store, the game has topped the “Free” chart in almost 140 countries. It should be noted that the game is -at the time of writing- available in 150 countries.
If we compare the hopping plumber’s journey on mobile phones to Pokemon Go, Mario looks way ahead. At the launch time, Pokemon Go completed 25 million downloads after 11 days of its initial launch. But it should be kept in mind that Pokemon Go was released in only a few select markets.
Now that Super Mario Run is available on iOS devices, Nintendo has revealed some plans to make it easy to access all different modes once they have installed the game on their devices.
Users can now play with friends in a Friendly Run mode; no one will need the ticket for it, but it will be limited to 5 players in a day.
Nintendo has cleared that the game won’t be an iOS exclusive, but there is no date of Android release. It won’t be a surprise if we get to see the same record breaking installs on Google Play Store Too.
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