Nintendo will no doubt be celebrating this evening as it has emerged that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling video game in the United Kingdom this week. The excellent racer is the first Nintendo title to reach number one since Pokémon White back in 2011 and is also the first Mario game to top the charts since 2008. The news comes directly from Christopher Dring who writes for Gamesindustry.biz and was previously with MCV.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is No.1 in the UK. First Nintendo No.1 since Pokemon White in 2011. First Mario game to top the box charts since 2008
— Christopher Dring (@Chris_Dring) April 30, 2017