Saturday, 18 November, 2017

Super Mario Odyssey Has Sold Over 2 Million Units In Three Days

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Cecilia Poole | 02 November, 2017, 00:23

Nintendo announced that Super Mario Run has been downloaded over 200 million times, with 90% of the downloads coming from outside Japan - pretty impressive numbers, as this obviously brings the Super Mario IP to territories that were not being reached by Nintendo before Android.

Super Mario Run, the company's mobile Mario game, meanwhile, has now been downloaded more than 200 million times. And with the holiday season fast approaching, Nintendo is set to sell a whole bunch more. These were Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes.

Mario has been Nintendo's most important character for 32 years - and his popularity is showing no signs of slowing down.

The company also plans to release more updates and improvements for the mobile title, so it certainly sounds like Nintendo does not plan to shift away from Super Mario Run anytime soon.

Considering that a huge number of mobile games are now free-to-play, it's easy to see why having an obvious up-front cost would make a game less popular than freebie alternatives.

With all of the buzz surrounding the Switch and Super Mario Odyssey lately, it's been easy to forget about Nintendo's mobile efforts. "We will endeavor to further increase the number of consumers who want to purchase Super Mario Odyssey, and eventually we would like the game to be seen as an evergreen title that has longevity in the market beyond this holiday season", Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima told analysts. Nintendo suddenly finds itself in a good place.

According to Nintendo's six month briefing for the fiscal year (a period that began in March), the game's sales have been tremendous. Nintendo also bumped up its revenue forecast from 750 billion yen (~$6.6 billion) to 960 billion yen (~$8.5 billion).

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