Nintendo is historically picky about is IP and rarely lets its IP out to play with other devices or consoles, but that is exactly what it did when it let Mario on mobile devices with Super Mario Run. The game has now passed 200 million downloads despite some feeling like it costs too much. In a recent presentation by Nintendo, the company said that smartphone revenue was $157 million.
That is growth of 426% compared to the previous year and that can be placed right at the feet of Super Mario Run and Fire Emblem Heroes on mobiles. Nintendo still has Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to come. While its mobile games are doing very well, Nintendo is also seeing booming sales for console software as well.
The presentation gave up a few details on Super Mario Odyssey, one of the latest games for the ever-popular Nintendo Switch game console. That game sold over 2 million copies in its first three days of availability. During the presentation, it was also noted that the 3DS is still selling well with overall sales of the console soon to hit 70 million devices.
The Super NES Classic Edition is also selling very well with more than 2 million units sold globally. The NES Classic Edition will go on sale again in 2018, good news for those who missed out the first time around. So far, 7.6 million Switch consoles have been sold and Nintendo expects to hit 14 million sold by the end of its fiscal year on March 31, 2018 reports Venture Beat.