In Google’s accounting of the top downloaded music, movies, games, and general things of 2017, with Nintendo’s Super Mario Run topping the list for most downloaded game on the Google Play store.
The game, which is free to download but costs money to upgrade beyond the first world, was released on Android on March 22 after a four month exclusivity window for iOS. The game launched to generally mixed reception on both stores due to its price structure, which was seemingly out sync with the audience.
The game got a significant update in late September that added a new world, new characters, and using your own music for the game. Last month, Nintendo reported that, despite the 200 million downloads, Super Mario Run did not generate an acceptable profit.
You can find our review for the level-based runner here.
[Source: Google Play’s Best of 2017]
Nintendo once stated their goal for mobile games was to serve as an advertisement for their console games, so maybe this is a good result for them even without the acceptable profit.