Having reached the 2 million downloads milestone in its first 72 hours after launch, Nintendo’s Dr. Mario World has now surpassed five million downloads globally in its first week of availability while also generating significantly more revenue than many other top mobile puzzle titles in the same period (via Sensor Tower).
Ranking 4th among Nintendo’s mobile game launches in terms of first week downloads, Dr. Mario World has managed nearly 60% of the first week downloads of both Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes.
In terms of revenue, the source notes that the first week revenue of current top 25 mobile puzzle titles with similarities to Dr. Mario World is much less that its $500,000 in player spending to date:
For a property with less name recognition than Mario and Fire Emblem, this is a very a strong showing for Nintendo’s first mobile puzzle title in terms of downloads.
Toon Blast from Peak Games, which launched in 2017 and grossed approximately $325 million last year, saw just $90,000 in its first week. Meanwhile, King’s latest Candy Crush title, Candy Crush Friends Saga, managed about $170,000 more than Dr. Mario World in its first seven days on the heels of significantly more pre-launch marketing.
If you haven’t already, you can grab the title using the following App Store link.
Download Dr. Mario World for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad [Direct Link]