The slightly controversial Mario Kart Tour launched on September 25th as Nintendo’s newest mobile game and appears to have been a hit, despite it being seen as a grindy, microtransaction wasteland.
One week after release, Mario Kart Tour has already been downloaded 90 million times. Almost 60% of these, or around 53.5 million, happened on Google’s Android platform while iOS accounted for 36.5 million downloads, these figures give Nintendo’s its biggest mobile launch thus far.
The company’s second most popular launch is Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp which generated 14.3 million downloads across its first 7-day period, around six times less than Mario Kart.
Nintendo’s first mobile title, Super Mario Run, has been downloaded 13 million times within its first week.
iOS users accounted for the largest portion of revenue – $9.6 million and 75.5% – while Android players generated just $3.1 million, or 24.5% of the total.