For the released racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo has to record impressive sales figures especially in the USA. There, the reissue of the Wii-U-original for Nintendo Switch on the release date has sold faster than any other game of the Fun Racer series before. Even the successful Mario Kart Wii from the year 2008 could exceed the extensive eighth part.
Since last week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available for Nintendo Switch, and has already recorded record sales. Not only is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe already the most successful game on Amazon in the current year, in the US, the title, according to Nintendo, even the fastest selling offshoot of its 25 years old series. With 459,000 copies sold on the release date, the game apparently surpassed even the 433,900 units of a Mario Kart Wii from 2008. As Nintendo officially announced, 45 per cent – almost half of all switch owners – are also supposed to have a new edition of Mario Kart 8.
This is not surprising: after almost two months on the market, the new hybrid console Nintendo Switch is still lacking in an extensive range of great games. After the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the console console and now Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Nintendo disciples can look forward to the release of Arms and Splatoon 2 in June and July 2017, for Super Mario Odyssey they are expected to be even up Christmas of this year. For information on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which includes a much improved fighting mode, you can visit our extensive themed page as usual.