Research firm SuperData, who successfully predicted that Super Mario Run will be launching on iOS today, claims that the Maro runner is going to perform extremely well. Earning $60 million in its first month well.

SuperData claims that the $60 million will come from 30 million downloads within the first month. The financial model of the game is that you can play a limited version of it for free, or pay an outright sum of $10 to unlock the full game. SuperData mentioned that Super Mario Run will make less than Pokémon Go did on its launch window but it is acknowledged that Go released on both Android and iOS simultaneously, while Super Mario Run is an iOS exclusive for the time being. It has been said that we can expect an Android version in the time to come.

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Serkan Toto, another analyst, commented that Nintendo’s flagship mobile debut (excluding Miitomo) game will reach 1 billion downloads easily. Meanwhile, Joost van Dreunen, SuperData CEO, said that “Nintendo is entering the mobile games market at an opportune time. Right as the market is cluttered by an abundant offering.” He also believes that Nintendo has the possibility to set a standard for the market, as other publishers “will be watching to see if a $10 premium model will work on mobile from here on out.” However, van Dreunen was sure to point out that nostalgia will be a critical factor in the game’s success, which other publishers will not be able to rely on.

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