Nintendo has revealed that it has been downloaded 40 million times in the first 4 days of availability. It’s important to note that this number is only players downloading the game and not following through with the $15 purchase.
Super Mario Run was the top ranking free game in over 140 countries. It has also been in the top 10 grossing games in over 100 countries.
Nintendo’s press release had comment from both Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Apple’s Phil Schiller.
“I’m happy to see a new Mario in the hands of so many people around the world. It might take time for everyone to fully understand what you get when you pay, but I know more and more people are deciding to buy it. Moving forward, I want an even wider range of people to experience the wonder of Mario games you can play one-handed and that can be given safely to children.” said Miyamoto.
“Super Mario Run has blown away existing App Store records, and set an incredible new record with an unbelievable 40,000,000 downloads in just 4 days. Myself and everyone at Nintendo want to offer our blessings to the tens of millions of iOS users having fun in the Mushroom Kingdom.” said Schiller.