Super Mario Run have the biggest launch in the history of the App Store. According to analytics firm Apptopia, the Super Mario Run was downloaded about 3 million(2.85 million) times in its first day of availability.
Those numbers handily beat out Pokémon Go, which was downloaded 900,000 times in its first day, according to Apptopia’s data (that number jumped to 5.6 million by day three). Ofcourse, the comparison isn’t entirely fair but the Super Mario Run was available in 150 countries at launch while Pokémon Go debuted in just three before a staggered rollout brought it out to the rest of the world but it was only recently made available in India and South Asia.
Pokémon Go currently holds the record for most 1st week downloads in App Store history but Apple never revealed exactly how many copies of the game were downloaded during its first seven days. Both games are completely free to download, though Super Mario Run features a one-time in-app purchase of about $9.99 in order to unlock the entire game.Now Super Mario Run is only available on iOS, but it’s expected to debut on Android sometime next year.