Due to lack of popularity, Nintendo announced the imminent discontinuation of its game Dr; Mario on Android and iOS.
Nintendo has announced that Dr. Mario World, a mobile version of the puzzle game series, will cease to operate on November 1, as sales of its in-app “diamond” currency have just ended. The game launched a little over two years ago and is the first of Nintendo’s mobile games to be shut down, unless you count the Mii Miitomo social network.
According to SensorTower data collected approximately six months after its launch, Dr. Mario World was by far the worst performing Nintendo smartphone game in terms of revenue. This includes Super Mario Run, whose disappointing sales prompted Nintendo to look for freemium models in the first place. Fire Emblem Heroes remains the company’s biggest mobile hit, generating more revenue than its other games combined.
Nintendo has gone out of its way to make Dr. Mario World a potential monetization machine rather than a direct translation of NES-era gameplay, but it ultimately appears that few gamers have become addicted to it to be worth it. operate continuously. Mobile games still represent only a tiny fraction of Nintendo’s overall revenue; Last year, the company attributed just 3.24% of its revenue to “mobile and intellectual property revenue,” which includes licensing deals. Almost everything else comes from the Switch.