Super Mario Run Dominates 2017 iOS Charts

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Mario's influence within the gaming world can hardly be matched, even on mobile. Apple recently released its charts for 2017, and Super Mario Run happens to take the crown in two of the lists.

Super Mario Run released at the end of 2016 on December 15. Since then, it has netted over 200 million downloads. Now it sits at the top of the top 20 free iPhone and iPad games lists. The charts are based on total downloads from the initial download/sale of each app.

While it dominates both the free app lists on iPhone and iPad, it didn't take home the Editor's pick for best game. The best iPhone game went to Spitter Critters, and best iPad game went to The Witness.

If you haven't already had a chance to play Super Mario Run, you can check out our thoughts on it here. But even with how wildly successful the game seems to have been, it didn't profit as well as Nintendo thought it would.

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Fortunately the iOS charts are rarely relevant to gaming.

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My 4 year old daughter plays mario run....thats not exactly a gamers game if you get me, im sure there are a million kids who downloaded it too and havent touched it since they first played

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Didn't Nintendo say that Mario Run did the worst of their mobile games?

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@chiefwiggum16: Why would anyone pay for endless runner crap? i can see the attraction for 5 mins or less i guess , rather like seeing something shiny the ground so you just have to investigate. However beyond that surely people have better games to play? What part of endless don't they get? As in no point as it never ends. Save your money for a real game with a start and end and a good story in between.

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@deviltaz35: Heck if I know, I'm not defending the trash mobile game library

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In that it didn't net nearly as much money as Fire Emblem, then yeah. The initial download is free, and the full game is 10$ after that. If only 10% of people buy (which I think the percentage is significantly less than that), then they've only made 200$ million dollars of gross profit. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Heroes made 100$ off just 10M downloads, and that was 7 months ago.

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@doctor_mg: And this is why "free to play" is such greed

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