That easily surpasses the other darling of 2016, Pokémon Go, which recorded 900,000 downloads on its first day on the App Store. But as pointed out by The Verge, those numbers aren’t exactly comparable as Mario’s adventure was available in more than 150 countries on its first day while the smash Pokemon title was just avaiable in three countries for a staggered rollout.
According to numbers from App Annie, Super Mario Run claimed the top spot for overall downloads in the App Store in just five hours after its release. The game is the top free app in 49 countries and the top grossing app in three.
You can download Super Mario Run from the App Store for free. It’s designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models.
However, the initial download includes what is essentially a demo version with only certain elements of the game’s three modes available at no cost. To have unlimited access to all of the three modes, you need to make a one-time in-app purchase of $9.99.
Super Mario Run has three different game modes for players: World Tour – where you must travel through various courses and environments to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, Toad Rally – where you face off against players from around the world, and Kingdom Builder – where you can build your own Mario kingdom.
Take a look at our complete overview here. And keep a lookout as we’ll have a full review of the game soon.