Mario Kart Tour

Nintendo's Mario Kart Tour might have only launched in September, but it's experienced one of the biggest mobile video game releases of 2019. In its first 24 hours of availability, it was downloaded 20 million times and banked $1 million. By the end of the first month, the downloads skyrocketed to 123 million and the game had banked around $37.4 million.

Based on this recent success, it shouldn't be a surprise to hear it was recognised at Apple's recent awards event in New York City, as the most downloaded free game on the Apple Store this year. It also makes it Apple's most downloaded video game of 2019. As you can see in the chart below, it outperformed titles like Call of Duty: Mobile and even Epic's battle royale, Fortnite.

The top free games of 2019
The top free games of 2019

Mario Kart Tour was the only Nintendo game featured across the top paid and free game download charts. For a title released so late in September, though, this is a rather impressive feat.

What do you think about Mario Kart Tour topping Apple's most downloaded game charts? Have you downloaded it yourself yet? Comment below.

[via nintendoenthusiast.com, kotaku.com.au]