And running running and running running
Super Mario Run hasn’t slowed down one bit: the game has just passed the 50 million download mark.
Nintendo has announced the gigantic milestone on the company’s Japanese Twitter account. It has also revealed that all players will be given 10 free toad rally tickets to celebrate.
— SuperMarioRun (@SuperMarioRunJP) December 23, 2016
“To show our gratitude to everyone who’s downloaded [Super Mario Run], we are giving you all 10 Rally Tickets for free. Use them to enjoy all the fun of the Toad Rally. ”
The game was released just over a week ago on December 15, and so getting to 50 million in that time is pretty astonishing. The game was at 40 million in the first four days.
It’s definitely been helped by the fact that the game is free to download, and there hasn’t been any official information from Nintendo with regard to how many players have actually stumped up the $10 for the full purchase.
As has been reported, there has been some odd reaction to the game’s success, with Nintendo’s share prices falling immediately after Super Mario Run was released.