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Super Mario Run heading to 150 countries in December

Super Mario Run heading to 150 countries in December

Nintendo has increased the planned number of launch countries for Super Mario Runfrom 100 to 150.

As part of its financials release for its Q2 FY17, the company also released a presentation from president Tatsumi Kimishima which outlined its strategy for mobile.

In it, he explained that Super Mario Run is still expected to launch on iOS in December in 150 countries. He also reconfirmed that an Android version is in the works, but that it doesn't currently have a launch window.

Free-to-start

Kimishima also reaffirmed the pricing of the game. It will be free-to-start, in keeping with Nintendo's already outlined philosophy for mobile games.

Players can make a purchase in-game to unlock all the content. It will have no other IAPs.

Kimishima claimed that this means "children can also play it with peace of mind."

He also touched on Miitomo, which was left out of Nintendo's financial report. The reason for this is that the game "has not been impactful from a profit perspective."

However, the game has achieved 15 million downloads since launch and is performing "according to our expectations".


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