Mario is a game series of fantasy platform games created by the video gaming company Nintendo. The game “Super Mario Bros” or simply “Mario” is the central game of the series. The game follows the fictional Italian character Mario’s adventure in the fictional Mushroom Kingdom. It is said to be the best-selling video game franchise of all time. Let’s find out how much is the net worth of Mario Series in 2018.
The first game of the Mario series was developed in the year 1981 by Nintendo which was known as “Donkey Kong”. The gameplay focuses on moving the main character from one platform to the other while jumping over several obstacles. The game was very successful which led to the creation of many sequels and spin-offs of the game.
The second and the most popular game of the franchise was “Mario Bros” which was created by Shigeru Miyamoto in 1983. The goal of the game was to defeat all of the enemies in each stage. The game has been recreated in various forms including Super Mario Bros.3, Super Mario Advanced Series, Mario Clash and others.
In 1985, a new game was included in the series title “Super Mario Bros” which became the star in the scrolling platform game. Due to the immense popularity, the game was reimagined in several versions such as Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario All-Stars, Super Mario World, and many more.
Later, the series entered the puzzle gaming industry with the game Dr. Mario in the year 1990. Two years later, a go-kart style racing game was introduced which was called “Super Mario Kart”. A total of eleven versions of the game was released which sold more than 100 million copies worldwide.
The first role-playing game of the series “Super Mario RPG” was released in the year 1996. Many sports games were also developed under the franchise including Mario Tennis Series, Mario Golf Series, Mario Baseball Series, Mario Striker Series and many more. They also included nine educational games in the series from 1991 to 1996.
Mario consists of more than 200 games of various genres including sports, puzzle, racing, adventure, first-person shooter and others. At least thirty one of the Mario games has sold more than 10 million copies each till the late 1990s. The Super Mario series alone has sold more than 250 million units worldwide.
Net Worth & Earnings
Mario Game Series has an estimated net worth of more than $26 billion. This huge fortune is the result of their several successful games under the franchise. It is said to be the fifth highest-grossing media game series of all time. Some popular games of the series include Mario Kart which sold 80 million copies, Mario Party which sold 35 million copies, Donkey Kong which sold 200 thousand machine arcades and many more. Their Super Mario series alone earned them more than $12 billion in sales.
Mario Game series is one of the most popular video game series of all time. Most of the people have spent their childhood playing their games before the inception of the internet and advanced gaming consoles.