In case you missed it, Nintendo made history last week by releasing Super Mario on a format that isn’t Nintendo. Unfortunately, he’s not available on your PlayStation or Xbox (yet – I’m still holding out hope), but if you have an iPhone you can download Super Mario Run, Nintendo’s foray into the endless runner market.
Chances are though, if you’ve got an iPhone you’ve probably already downloaded it: this afternoon, Nintendo have tweeted to celebrate 50 million downloads of Super Mario Run since its launch on 16th December.
— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) December 23, 2016
It’s a crazy amount – but it’s not at all surprising, given the popularity of the plump red plumber. Hopefully this success of a Nintendo franchise outside the reigns of their own consoles will show them just what potential their games do have on other platforms.
Super Mario Run is free to download, but will cost £7.99 to unlock all levels.