Super Mario Run Gets 5 Million Downloads on Its First Day, But Has Low Reviews

After reviving our childhood with Pokemon Go, another app showed promise to do the same: Super Mario Run. In fact, within the first 24 hours of its release, it already beat Pokemon Go in terms of first day downloads with more than 5 million downloads worldwide, according to Sensor Tower. (Of course, this is also because Pokemon Go rolled out its availability from country to country as opposed to the whole world at once.


Still, this goes to show how much people love Mario The sad part is that, while Super Mario Run is free, you will need to pay $9.99 to get full access to the other levels. And as a player, this really made me feel duped. Of course, it was a smart move for Nintendo: lure people in with the free game, get them hooked and then make them pay to play the rest of the levels.

I personally haven’t given in (I have actually already deleted the app); but other people have, of course, coughed up the money to be able to keep playing. In fact, the game has made more than $5 million on its first day.

How about you? Did you end up paying for the rest of the levels?

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