Mario Kart Tour Smashes Nintendo Mobile Download Records

Super Mario Run, on the other hand, sits at 236 million downloads.

In the last Tokyo-themed tour, for example, players could unlock Peach (Kimono), the Quickshaw kart and the Purple Oilpaper Umbrella glider in week one only, before the Pipe was reset in week two to contain 100 more items and Mario (Hakama), the Kabuki Dasher kart and Full Flight glider.

But it didn't manage to dethrone Pokémon Go, which garnered 163 million downloads in its first month.

Mario Kart is a car-racing video game franchise that features the cast of the Mario games.

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There are also new big-name rivals entering the mobile realm, as exemplified by Tencent Holdings' Call of Duty Mobile, which attracted 20 million gamers within the first two days of its worldwide debut this month.

In terms of revenue, however, it's still sitting in second behind Fire Emblem Fates, which generated $67.6 to Mario Kart's $37.4 million and therefore has a slightly less impressive revenue per download at just $0.26 per player.

Nintendo initially employed a premium strategy for its mobile games. USA and Japan users were offered beta testing options for the same. Super Mario Run, which has Nintendo's second-highest download in its first month, only had 21.8 million unique downloads in its first month. To unlock the 200cc mode players will have to pay a monthly subscription charge of Rs 419. To its credit, Nintendo continues to keep the game's momentum going with updates.

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