Amazon Suggests That Mario Kart 8 Is Now Coming Before May 30th

Update: Nintendo has refuted the Amazon statement and has said, “the launch date of Mario Kart 8 has not changed.”

A number of gamers on the NeoGAF forums are reporting that Amazon has begun sending out emails stating that Mario Kart 8 is coming sometime before May 30th. The retailer says that we should expect the game between April 16 and April 19. This has led many to believe that Nintendo has pushed the game forward to sometime next month. Amazon support also sound confident of a new date.

Thanks, Retrogaminglord



    1. Uhh hello! this knews maiks mii so happppy!!!! :) i love mario cart 8 because it is so kool and has anty gravity! how neato is that?!! I can just picture it now.. mother and i driving hour gamepad 2gether down ranebow road in the hot sumer son. mother will look into my I’s and say “Benny i love u and glad i can experernce mario cart 8 with u because I love you.” and i look bak into mother’s eyes and say “mother I love u and sooo happppy i can experence this beutifull game with u because i love it and i love u mother because u r my mother because i love u!!” wii wud laff and bond 2gether over mario cart 8 because wii love it!! :)


      1. Sadly, that is up to Platinum Games, and don’t think they could work on it any faster than they currently are.


  1. Maybe it’s just a glitch in their system….. the website now says the release date is March 10th, 2014. Wonder what’s going on.


      1. That’s what it said!! Oh, and you either have a new imposter or it’s part of your find me thing. He says he’s in the U.K, but this one has your mii down.


  2. If this is true then there will probably be a direct in early April explaining the situation.

    And if there’s a Direct, then we’re getting a Smash Bros newcomer.


  3. I hope this is true. I bet nintendo put the mk8 date close to e3 to promote it one last time with footage at the show but they can just make a quick reel of wii u games and just say it on stage that mk8 is out as well as have playable demos on the show floor. Its interesting that every store ive been too except gamestop has the may release date on flyers but every other store like walmart best buy target and kmart have posters that just say spring 2014.


  4. If this does happen I’m going to have a huge backlog of games because I just bought AC IV, Lego Marvel Superheroes, MH3U, and I still have Zombi U and Sonic Lost World to beat. I bought all of those games so I could keep myself busy until May 30th, but if MK8 comes out earlier, I’ll just be playing that…


  5. To add to the list we also have target and new egg saying 5/30 release. Since the official MK8 site lists this , “it’s all but official” doesn’t seem to fit. It’s official and will be unofficial only if the big N says so.


  6. That would be the smartest thing Nintendo’s done in ages…. seriously… there are no games to play on WIi U (if you have owned it since the beginning and have finished all the ones that have slowly been released) and I am sure the game is already finished, they are just waiting for release day.

    Might as well release it now so people have something to play!


  7. This makes me wonder. The developers must be doing some last minute stuff to finish MK8, so why not release it when it’s done instead of waiting until the end of May?


  8. Unfortunately I think Amazon has made a mistake here as Amazon USA says it was released in March and Amazon UK and Nintendo’s own site still say May 30th


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