App intelligence firm Sensor Tower have released a new report that indicates that Super Mario Run has made a large stack of cash for the Japanese games giant in its first few days of launch.
“The game surpassed 25 million worldwide downloads in its four-day opening weekend of December 15 to December 18, while earning more than $21 million in global gross revenue during this same period,” the report claims.
“Nintendo’s title reached the 25 million installs milestone faster than any previous mobile game.”
To give these stats some kind of context, Sensor Tower confirm that Pokemon Go took 11 days to reach the same amount of downloads, although there are differences.
Pricing also remains a factor, with paid users currently estimated at approximately 2.1 million worldwide. There is also the fact that while many have downloaded the game, since launch Nintendo has seen a drop in stock price.
Pokemon Go itself appears to be reaching for a whole new market, with developers Niantic apparently looking to take on the Apple Watch.
Niantic were forced to confirm this weekend that they are still working on Apple Watch support.
Rumours were doing the rounds that Pokemon Go had been cancelled on the Apple Watch, which appears to have missed its 2016 release window.
While an Apple Watch is a lot more expensive than the regular Pokemon Plus tracker, Pokemon Plus stock shortages make it the best alternative to the Niantic device.
It’s also being reported that Niantic are planning to announce their own hardware device for playing their range of games very soon.
January 2017 will see the tech outfit reveal their own Apple Watch rival, which will also support Ingress and be called the Nex + wrist wearable.
This new tech band will reportedly include five touch sensitive displays, multi-color LED, customised notifications and icons, as well as up to 4 day battery life, and fitness tracking features.
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