Nintendo Off to Shaky Start with ‘Super Mario Run’

Nintendo Off to Shaky Start with ‘Super Mario Run’

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After five days of chart-topping download success with Super Mario Run in the Apps store, Nintendo (7974) still isn't feeling the holiday warmth from users, as its stock is down 19% since Dec 14. 


Negative reviews and short session times are persisting with the game, which had high expectations after years of low performance of their Wii U console and renewed hype among the recently announced Nintendo Switch. The game is still only available for iOS, with seemingly no release date for Android in the near future. 


Nintendo fans still have Pokémon Go if they tire of SMR, which interestingly enough raised Nintendo's share prices when it came out, only to have them drop later after the company clarified it didn't actually own Niantic Inc., the makers of the game. 


Competitors Sony (SNE) and Microsoft (MSFT) shares are both up at time of publication, most likely feeling the yuletime cheer of holiday sales from new consoles and games. Sony has their new-ish consoles the PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim, and games such as the much-anticipated The Last Guardian, which is distributed through Sony Interactive Entertainment and was released Dec 9. Microsoft Studios has had a few major releases this year of their own, with games such as Gears of War 4, and Forza Horizon 3.  




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2 responses to “Nintendo Off to Shaky Start with ‘Super Mario Run’”

  1. Otto says:

    Hey, I love what you are doing, and it was a very interesting article. I actually enjoy playing Super Mario and hopefully it becomes more popular.

    Talking about Nintendo, I wrote a guide about the Nintendo Switch. It is the Ultimate Nintendo Switch Guide.
    I hope you will find it useful

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