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'Super Mario Run' is Fastest-Selling iOS Game

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'Super Mario Run' reached 40 million downloads in four days in Apple's App Store. (Super Mario Run)

By    |   Thursday, 22 Dec 2016 09:02 AM

Super Mario Run has become the fastest-selling iOS game ever after reaching 40 million downloads in just four days.

Nintendo’s first-ever smartphone game sold quicker than any other game in the App Store’s history, according to CNET.

“More than 40 million downloads in just four days is incredible,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, USA Today noted.

Super Mario Run is the top app in 140 regions and countries.

Despite some not being so happy with the cost of the app, the game still found a way to become the top grossing app in more than 100 countries.

Though the game itself is free to download, gaining access to the app in its entirety costs $9.99.

Super Mario Run surpassed Pokémon Go, which set App Store records when it was released last summer on both iOS and Android devices.

Pokémon Go brought in $25 million in its first 11 days on the market, but was only available in limited locations, The Next Web noted.

Despite Super Mario Run’s instant success, mixed reviews caused Nintendo’s stock to take a slight tumble, CNET noted.

On Apple’s App Store, Super Mario Run received, on average, 2.5 stars out of 5.

Spencer Gabriel, an analysts for Sensor Tower, said less than 10 percent of people who download Super Mario Run actually spend the additional money to have all the levels unlocked.

“I don’t think this is a statement on the game’s quality, but rather the perceived value when compared to free-to-play games that offer much more content with optional microtransactions.”

Super Mario Run is similar to what one would experience if playing a Super Mario game on Nintendo. The main difference, though, is on the app, Mario automatically runs. Users have to control Mario’s jumping, which is enabled by the touchscreen.

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