The developer released Mario Kart Tour on the iPhone relatively late in 2019, but still, it was the biggest hit of the year. There are reports that Apple has today revealed its top charts for the year, along with the free-to-play version of Mario Kart. Apple launched the Mario Kart in September, and the game topped the free game charts since then.
Our news sources have reported that the Mario Kart Tour faced tough competition from the Call of Duty: Mobile and Fortnite, which were released earlier on the platform. Until now, Apple has not provided any specific details regarding the download numbers of the game, but we know that Call of Duty was downloaded an estimated 100 million times during its first week on both iOS and Android devices.
Here are the complete charts for games across both the iPhone and iPad:
“Mario Kart Tour, Color Bump 3D, aquapark.io, Call of Duty: Mobile, BitLife – Life Simulator, Polysphere – art of puzzle, Wordscapes, Fortnite, Roller Splat!, AMAZE!!, Minecraft, Heads Up!, Plague Inc. and Bloons TD 6”.
In addition to Mario Kart’s breakthrough success, there aren’t a lot of surprises. The free charts are full of unforeseen time-consumers and titles such as the usual Call of Duty, while Minecraft continues to rule the paid mobile game area.
The news is a change of fortune for mobile efforts by Nintendo. The company sprang up with Super Mario Run, which was launched in 2016, but a year later, the company said that the game didn’t reach an “acceptable profit point” despite the fact that it faced 200 million downloads. Since then, the company has moved to more aggressive free play mechanics, with titles like Fire Emblem, Dragalia Lost, and Animal Crossing culminating in Mario Kart’s blockbuster success.