Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour launched recently with its first Tour heading to New York City. While criticized for its gacha mechanics and Gold Pass subscription for unlocking 200cc, at least multiplayer will be coming in a future update. In the meantime, first day downloads appear to be very good – Apptopia is reporting 10.1 million downloads, though the number is likely higher.
That’s because, as Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad pointed out, the total number of downloads on Google Play is displayed as over 10 million. Apple iOS downloads are thus not factored in. If they’re as good as Android, then that could mean a total of 20 million downloads within the first day.
That would be even better than Pokemon GO’s 6.7 million downloads at launch and astronomically better than the company’s last mobile effort Dr. Mario World. How this will translate into monthly active users and recurring revenue remains to be seen. Stay tuned in the meantime.
This is impressive. But Apptopia's estimate is lower than the actual results. The claim is 10m total downloads. But Google Play shows the game has been downloaded 10m+ times on that platform alone. When accounting for Apple the total is probably closer to 20m if not higher. https://t.co/gQOFTbielB
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) September 26, 2019