Nintendo's upcoming "Super Mario Run" mobile game on Apple's iOS is forecast to earn more than $71 million in worldwide gross revenue during its first month, less than half that achieved by "Pokemon Go" in the same time period, according to a new report.
"Super Mario Run" is set to be released on Apple's app store on December 15 and SensorTower, an analytics firm that tracks app data, said in research published Thursday that 20 million iOS users are ready to download the game on day one.
The game is initially free to download but Nintendo is charging $9.99 for the full version. Taking into account the "millions" who have pre-registered to get a push notification when the game goes live, SensorTower predicts that "Super Mario Run" will gross $71 million in its first 30 days. This is behind the $107 million seen for "Clash Royale" in its first month, and the $143 million seen for hit game "Pokemon Go" in the same period.