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'Super Mario Run' has over 200 million downloads, but Nintendo not satisfied

'Super Mario Run' has over 200 million downloads, but Nintendo not satisfied

That's an impressive number to be sure, but Nintendo still isn't satisfied with its performance. Unlike the more linear level design of Super Mario Galaxy, Odyssey hearkens back to Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine with its many sprawling, sandbox-style Kingdoms, each of which houses a myriad of Power Moons and other collectibles to find. As it turns out, the game is apparently selling much faster than people assumed.

Super Mario Odyssey sold 511,625 copies during its first three days of release in Japan, according to the latest Famitsu numbers.

"We estimate that the global sellthrough of Super Mario Odyssey has already exceeded two million units in just its first three days".

"By releasing this product against a backdrop of maintained and growing buzz around Nintendo Switch, which also has continually high usage rates, we think this will give us a big edge heading into the holiday season". Nintendo says its internal data shows people are actually playing with their Switch, rather than having it sit in the entertainment center. The game also managed to score many awards from media outlets at various tradeshows like E3 and Gamescom this year as well, helping fans perceptions of the title as well.

Regarding their mobile title Super Mario Run, Kimishima hasn't declared it a success - despite hitting a sizable 200 million downloads. However, toward the end of a year ago, the company released its first mobile #game in the form of '#Super Mario Run. However, after January rolls around, don't be surprised if Odyssey moves its way up the list. As noted by Kimishima in the presentation, one of Nintendo's main goals is expanding into games for smart devices (phones and tablets), and Super Mario Run helped quite a bit with that endeavor.

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