On December 2, 2019, Apple released some year-end information on the best games to come out for Apple devices in 2019. Included in the award ceremony were amazing games such as Gris, Hyper Light Drifter, and Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap, but also released with these awards was a list of the top paid and top free games for iOS.
At the top of the list is our favorite Italian plumber and his crazy go-karts, Mario Kart Tour. We don't have any exact numbers from Apple themselves, but we know that it's been downloaded at least 123 million times, according to Sensor Tower. And that's just in the first month of release. Which happened in October. The game is collectively less than three months old!
To compare to another prolific video game franchise, Call of Duty: Mobile received fourth place on the most downloaded free games and received over 100 million downloads.
What do you think this tells us about mobile gaming on iOS? Is Mario Kart Tour a successful mobile game? Let us know in the comments!