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Mario Kart Tour Tops 20 Million Day One Downloads

Despite having its fair share of disgruntled Nintendo fans to contend with and some questionable mechanics, it seems people can’t stop downloading Mario Kart Tour. A recent report from app economy website Sensor Tower, estimates the plumber’s latest racer to weigh in at around 20 million downloads in the first 24 hours alone.

Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s latest venture into mobile gaming, with the likes of Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run being successful, it was only a matter of time before we got a Mario Kart title as well.

Mario Kart Tour made about $1 million on launch day, not the most Nintendo have raked in day one but certainly nothing to sniff at. Fire Emblem Heroes and Super Mario Run did better money-wise upon release, but this is most likely because of Mario Kart Tour’s weird subscription model. Rather than sticking just to premium currencies, the latest kart racer also lets players pay a monthly subscription of $4.99, something not often seen in mobile titles.

Mario Kart Tour looks and sounds like a Mario Kart game. The colorful art style and soundtrack that takes you straight back to the arcade are still present, but to some people’s disappointment so are the common practices of free-to-play mobile games. One of the game’s developers DeNA are still adjusting the price model, so hopefully, they can reach a compromise that pleases fans. Although let’s face it, that isn’t likely.

It’s not a shocker that one of Nintendo’s flagship series has broken records, but do you think it will stand the test of time? Let us know down in the comments.

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