By now you know that Super Mario Run has become the latest mobile gaming sensation, but just how successful is Nintendo’s first proper mobile game?
The company revealed that the game has been downloaded over 40 million times in four days.
“We are pleased to announce that we have exceeded 40 million downloads worldwide in four days. In addition, Super Mario Run ranks first in the App Store free game ranking in 140 countries and regions…” Nintendo of Japan announced (thanks, Google Translate).
Apple’s Phil Schiller said that Super Mario Run broke the previous App Store download record, congratulating the company for the achievement.
Super Mario Run is available on iOS first, but an Android release is widely expected
“Super Mario Run breached the record of the previous App Store (and set up an incredible record of more than 40 million downloads in only four days.
Super Mario Run was released globally on 15 December, with the first four levels being free to play. Gamers will then need to pay US$9.99 to unlock the rest of the game.
The title features one-handed gameplay inspired by endless running titles, as you automatically leap over enemies and small gaps. Timing is everything though, as you tap the screen to make tricky jumps.