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This is the End?

by M.G. Siegler


The Super Mario Run App Store Reviews

Sarah Perez:

Pokémon Go, step aside. In the first 24 hours, Nintendo’s Super Mario Run has beaten the record-breaking Pokémon game in terms of day one downloads. According to data from Apptopia, Super Mario Run saw 2,850,000 downloads in its first day on the App Store, compared with the 900,000 Pokémon Go had pulled in when it was first launched.

The official number of downloads is now past 40 million in 4 days, which is incredible. Though not as incredible as the reviews, which are ridiculous. 

Awful on-boarding and bad menus aside, it's a great game. It feels like a Nintendo game. But people can't seem to wrap their heads around the price to unlock the full game -- $9.99. Not only is this a fraction of what we all used to pay for video games, it's less than what we pay for most things these days. And it's even a lot less than what people pay for a lot of popular games -- they just do so in tiny $0.99 increments, hundreds of times.

This is why we can't have nice things on the App Store. 


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