Super Mario Run hasn’t been out on iOS for very long and already has 40 million downloads from the App Store. Nintendo issued a press release, all in Japanese, which detailed the success of the much anticipated app. The press release is below thanks to Google Translate (so some parts may not be 100% accurately translated).
Nintendo Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, President: Tatsumi Kimishima) announced that “Super Mario Run“, which began delivery on December 15, 2016 (Pacific Standard Time) We are pleased to announce that we have exceeded 40 million downloads worldwide in 4 days. In addition, “Super Mario Run” ranks first in the App Store free game ranking in 140 countries and regions, and has entered the top 10 games that earned money in 100 App Store worldwide.
Shigeru Miyamoto of our company creative fellow, who led the development of “Super Mario Run” on this time “Super Mario Run” exceeded 40 million downloads, says as follows.
“I am delighted that I was able to deliver a new Mario to many people in the whole world.It might need some more time to fully understand the content obtained by purchasing, I realize that people who have decided to gradually increase the number of people in the future We hope that more people will feel the charm of Mario which can be played with one hand and accept widely as a game which children can give with confidence I would like to aim for you. ”
Phil Schiller, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Apple, USA, says:
“Super Mario Run broke through the record of the previous App Store and set up an incredible record of more than 40 million downloads in only 4 days.We are enjoying the mushroom kingdom with all of you and Nintendo I would like to congratulate tens of millions of iOS users. ”
Currently “Super Mario Run” can be downloaded from the App Store in 150 countries and regions. “Super Mario Run” has three modes, “World Tour” aiming at the goal, “Kinopio Rally” competing with players all over the world, “Kingdom making” making your own kingdom, and it costs $ 9.99 (US price: 9.99 euros in the euro area, 1,200 yen in Japan), we will adopt a selling model that allows you to play as much as you want all modes without worrying about additional charges after that.
No word on when the app will come to Android but we’re hoping it will soon. For now, it seems this is an Apple exclusive. Have you played the game yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.