Super Mario Run Android Might Be Arriving in March

Super Mario Run is quickly making its way up the ladder. So far, it’s had more first-day downloads than Pokemon GO, and 37 million downloads in its first week. It launched in December 2016 on iOS, and received fairly positive reviews. Now, it seems it arrive to Android in March 2017.

Super Mario Run Android Might Be Arriving in March
Super Mario Run Android Might Be Arriving in March

According to the Tweet from Nintendo of Japan that we’ve embedded below, Android users will finally get the chance to play Super Mario Run in March 2017. You can already pre-register on Google Play to get a notification when the game goes live. You’ll be the first to know. Of course, different regions might get the game sooner than others. This is a common practice that protects the store from overloading.

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The game came out on iOS in December 2016 to a decent enough reception. The full game costs $10, which is pretty steep in comparison to other similar games. This has hurt sales somewhat, making Nintendo’s investors uneasy. As of early January, 3 million people decided to pay full price for Super Mario Run, which isn’t bad, but not exactly stellar either. Still, it made back a pretty penny.

There’s still nothing from Nintendo of America and Europe, but I’m sure they’ll make some announcement soon. It’s anybody’s guess how much attention Nintendo will give to Super Mario Run now that they have the Switch to worry about.

I’m sure that many Android users are looking forward to seeing what all the shouting is about. What I don’t understand is why anybody would have to pre-register. Is it just to make us commit to the purchase more? Because, come on, it’s just a runner game with Mario’s face on it. It’s interesting to note that the top Google results on Super Mario Run revolve around restoring purchases. Be careful out there.

Have you had the chance to try out Super Mario Run? If so, what are your impressions? Tell us in the comments!

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A language teacher and video game enthusiast turned rogue, Joe is on a quest to become the ultimate gaming journalist. This is somewhat hampered by his belief that the golden age of gaming ended with the PlayStation One, but he doesn't let that stop him. His favorite games include Soul Reaver and Undertale. Other interests are D'n'D, dad rock, complaining about movies, and being the self-appointed office funny man, which nobody else agrees with.


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