dglobalnews.com Super Mario Run Sales Dampens Nintendo's Recent Successes
Published: Sat, March 25, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

Super Mario Run Sales Dampens Nintendo's Recent Successes

Super Mario Run Sales Dampens Nintendo's Recent Successes

Nintendo, bringing their own games to the platform, chose to not adopt this model at least at first- Super Mario Run would be a one time payment game.

Super Mario Run is free to download, but it will only come with levels 1-1 to 1-4 and a trial of the World Tour, Toad Rally, and Kingdom Builder modes. Nintendo prefers the model nonetheless. He said that the company's freemium-style Fire Emblem Heroes is an "outlier" and that they prefer the Mario Run model.

The president of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, spoke recently on the Nikkei Asia of the business model chosen for the mobile game of the company, confirming the desire to invest in the business model of Free-To-Start, as in the case of Super Mario Run. It made Nintendo less money than they and others had hoped. Many got through the entire campaign very quickly, and unless you try and go for all of the special coins some felt the $10 price tag wasn't worth it. The app just released on Android smartphones and tablets, and that's probably going to raise the bar when it comes to incomes, but ultimately there were high expectations for the game on iOS devices.

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Could this be a good thing for mobile gaming? Moreover, the official revealed that Super Mario Run's revenue did not meet expectations.

Although there were those who thought just the opposite, we are happy to know that Nintendo has chose to give the importance it deserves to Android, not only updating the game to version 2.0, with the news and improvements that entails, but also with these bonuses that will motivate those who have not yet hooked up to the new platform game starring the most famous plumber in the history of video games. Nintendo has since released another game, Fire Emblem Heroes which follows a freemium model. In Mario's case, not many people apparently ended up playing the game; in Fire Emblem's case, Nintendo is devaluing its own characters by essentially tying them into a monetary gamble.

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