Super Mario Run Doing Surprisingly Well

Posted: Feb 2 2017, 8:22am CST | by , in News | Gaming

Super Mario Run Doing Surprisingly Well
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Nintendo is finally releasing some information about its first real mobile game, Super Mario Run. Despite appearances that it wasn't as popular as some of the other games connected to Nintendo, the news is actually great.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the game has already been downloaded more than 78 million times worldwide, with more than 5% of those people paying $10 to unlock the content. This is an impressive conversion rate for the mobile industry, especially because the game is so pricey. Titles that charge far less usually only achieve about 3-4 percent conversion.

So far, it has brought in a revenue of about $53 million. This is a decent achievement but it doesn't quite match what Nintendo had been hoping to do. They had actually hoped for a conversion rate of double digits, according to Nintendo chief executive Tatsumi Kimishima.

This news was shared alongside Nintendo's third quarter earnings, a net profit of around $569 million with a revenue of $1.5 billion.

Nintendo fans have quite a bit to look forward to as well in the coming year: More mobile games are on the way, too: Fire Emblem: Heroes comes out today, while a mobile version of Animal Crossing has been delayed until April at the earliest.

Of course, the Nintendo Switch is also on the horizon.

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