While Super Mario Run will launch on iOS devices this Holiday, Android users will unfortunately have to wait a bit. IGN spoke to Shigeru Miyamoto about the game’s timed exclusivity, this was his response:
“For us, the stability of the iOS platform was important in choosing iPhones for the game.”
Miyamoto would then go on to confirm that Super Mario Run will come to Android devices, just not during this year.
Super Mario Run launches for iPhone & iPad devices in December. Players will be able to play a short portion of the game for free before eventually having to pay for the game itself.