In September 2019, Nintendo launched a certain Mario Kart Tour. A new opus eagerly awaited by players, since it was then the first (and only) Mario Kart developed especially for terminals under iOS and Android. Remember that the very first Mario Kart was launched in 1992 on a certain Super Nintendo, and that the saga has been a safe bet for players for more than 25 years now.
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Mario Kart Tour Fills Up With Players (And Dollars)
Mario Kart Tour has been available on our mobiles for 18 months, and we have to admit that Nintendo’s game has been a great success. Indeed, not only has the game managed to exceed the milestone of 200 million downloads worldwide, but the Nintendo-signed title has also generated more than $ 200 million in revenue since its launch.
Indeed, if it is absolutely free to download, Mario Kart Tour adopts, like many mobile games, in-app purchase functions. And on this subject, we have to admit that Nintendo has hit hard, notably with a monthly subscription system, the Gold Pass, which allows its holder to obtain more rewards, access to special races and new challenges, without forgetting the precious 200cc class.
According to Sensor Tower, between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021, Mario Kart Tour managed to generate more than $ 93 million in profit, which places the game in the second place of the most profitable mobile titles of Nintendo. It is edged out by Fire Emblem Heroes, with $ 163 million over the period, but dominates Animal Crossing Pocket Camp ($ 78 million), Dragalia Lost ($ 22 million) and Dr Mario World, which is “only” 6 million. of revenue dollars.
It remains to be seen whether Nintendo will decide to offer a new installment of its Mario Kart saga on Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe being a port of the episode launched a few years earlier on Wii U ..