It's 2016, why is Mario Kart not an app yet

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by -BigMac-, Jun 12, 2016.

  1. -BigMac- macrumors 6502a

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  2. JMarkNY macrumors newbie

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    I would fully support this being an app. Preferably the SNES version so that I could re-live my youth dominating as Koopa Troopa.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Good question to ask Nintendo (that's about as in-depth as it gets).
     
  4. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Guess they have better things to do than make profit lol
     
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    As much as I'd love to see Pokemon, Mario Kart etc on iOS the honest answer is that they don't do it because it would probably hurt their handheld sales too much.
     
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    I would kill for Mario Kart on iOS and Android. Next best thing I have is Fun Run.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    A 60$ Mario Kart is worth 60x as much as a 1$ Mario Kart. And they still sell millions at that price, and lock costumers into their console so they buy even more games. I don't think Nintendo are crying over Mario Kart.
     
  9. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yea man I bet millions of brand new nintendo64's are getting purchased weekly lol

    Jokes aside, I imagine most (if not all) N64 games are traded/purchased third party through ebay etc. Nintendo isn't seeing anything from those purchases.

    This verse the Millions on millions of purchases it would get on the App Store..

    Will definitely re-think my stance if you can actually tell me of how many people you personally know of, that have purchased a single brand new N64 game in the past 24 months, through a store :)
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    You do realize that versions of Mario Kart has been released for every single Nintendo console since the Super Nintendo, selling millions on each platform? Heck, the franchise has sold over 100 millions copies, and that is solely the non-digital console numbers.

    And Mario Kart 64 is available for the Wii U, so yeah, it is still being sold.
     
  11. -BigMac- thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    presuming every Wii U sold is purely for the sake of playing mario kart.. according to this graph, they have made roughly $500 Million. http://cdn.bgr.com/2015/02/ps4vsxboxonevswiiundashtotal-january2015update_zps2d261d83.png?w=624

    Thats assuming 100% of the purchases, are only because of Mario Kart (which is bs).

    If they sold it for $10 on the App store, do you think 50 Million people would download it? I can guarantee you, easily.
    That is without any manufacturing costs for consoles, just creating an iOS version of the game.

    Worth it?
    Yea maybe
     
  12. pacorob macrumors 65816

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    Untill that time that Nintendo decides to launch their Mario Kart, Mario Tennis and others on smartphone (iOS/Android) we will either have to use their consoles or use apps that are similar to Mario Kart (and there are lots of them in the App Store).
     

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