Mario Kart Tour
Image: Mario Kart Tour's Gold Pass Subscription (Nintendo)

Mario Kart Tour might not be banking the same amount of money as titles like Pokémon GO, but for a mobile racing game, it's still been quite successful.

The last major sales update in April last year, revealed Tour had surpassed 200 million in downloads and $200 million in player spending since releasing in 2019. Now, Sensor Tower (via has shared some new stats. Tour has now generated an estimated amount of $293 million USD for Nintendo.

This not only includes purchases on the gacha mechanic - where players fire off a pipe to unlock a new item or character - but also takes into account earnings from monthly Gold Pass subscriptions (priced at $4.99 USD).

While all of this is seemingly easy money for Nintendo, last week the Japanese company announced it would be removing the gacha elements and replacing these in-game mechanics with a 'Spotlight Shop' next month on 4th October.

This new in-game store will remove the random element, but will still feature the monestisation aspects. Gold Pass subscriptions will also still be available for players to purchase.

Have you ever spent money in Mario Kart Tour? What do you think about the removal of the gacha mechanic? Comment below.

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