Nintendo Plans to Release 2-3 Mobile Games Per Year Following Success of Super Mario Run



Super Mario Runs has catapulted to the top of Apple’s App Store charts and smashed download records. The app managed to rack up nearly 10 million downloads per day since its release.

According to a new report from TechCrunch, Nintendo plans to release two to three mobile games per year starting in 2017. The news comes from an interview with Nintendo’s president Tatsumi Kimishima. The company’s roadmap is definitely indicative of the success of Super Mario Run.

Popular titles including Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing have been rumoured to be some of the first games to see a mobile release. Kimishima shared no information regarding future mobile platform exclusivity, however, it is possible that Super Mario Run won’t be the only mobile game released by Nintendo to launch first on iOS.

The company says they are actively working on an Android version of Super Mario Run, but no release timeframe has been announced yet. Super Mario Run for iOS is available as a free download from the App Store and requires any device running iOS 8.0 or later.


  • They’d be smart to price them better in the future. Almost everyone I know with an iPhone downloaded Mario, however not a single person paid money for it. That’s about 0 out of a possible 11 people on my side.

    I didn’t pay either, but I would have if it was something like $4.99 to $6.99
    Sticker shock at $13.99 made me laugh and walk away.

  • Olley

    so what’s with “no more future update planned for the game due to its poor performce” shenanigan a few days ago?

  • FragilityG4

    I agree $6.99 seems to be a reasonable price point.

  • ABetterWorld

    Nintendo should stick to what they do best: design games. Make them for consoles and they can save themselves the headache of hardware R&D. There is no money in consoles, in fact they generally cost more to make than to sell.

  • Corey Beazer

    Just gimme Smash Bros and Mario Cart… I’ll die happy!

    Also I did pay the $13 for the whole game and its worth it, I mean you are getting a NINTENDO game and NOT paying $65… thats decent!

  • Vince Turnone

    Just curious on how you come up with $4.99-6.99

  • My personal value of the game.
    How much as a customer I personally would be willing to pay a maximum for this game.