Nintendo released its greatly anticipated Mario Kart Tour game on iOS and Android just slightly over a month ago. The game came out of the gate strong, and downloads continued to be downloaded heavily, with over 123 million downloads in its first month of availability.
Sensor Tower data shows that Mario Kart Tour amassed 123.9 million unique downloads across the App Store and Google Play during its first month, making it Nintendo’s most successful mobile game launch so far in terms of downloads. Previous releases lagged far behind Mario Kart Tour’s numbers, with Super Mario Run seeing 21.8 million downloads during its first month, followed closely by Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp at 19.1 million.
Revenue is a different story however. Mario Kart Tour has collected $37.4 million in player spending so far, making it the second most successful mobile game for the Japanese game publisher. Fire Emblem Heroes grossed $67.6 million during its first month.
Mario Kart Tour’s $37.4 million gross comes out to an average of $0.26 spent per player, which is a slight improvement over Dr. Mario World’s $0.19 per player. Dragalia Lost’s impressive $16.50 per player in its first month continues to hold the number one spot.
While Mario Kart Tour has been the most successful game download-wise for games released directly by Nintendo, it isn’t the most successful Nintendo-related game to hit mobile devices. Niantic’s Pokémon GO was downloaded 163 million downloads during its first 30 days, and it was initially limited to just the United States, Australia, and New Zealand – Not the entire world like Mario Kart Tour’s launch.