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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now The Highest Selling Nintendo Switch Game

It was a very wise decision by Nintendo to port the excellent Mario Kart 8 from the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch as Nintendo has confirmed today that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is by the far the best-selling Nintendo Switch game. The game has sold 15.02 million units globally and brings total Mario Kart 8 sales to 23 million (Nintendo Switch & Wii U). Now all we need is some downloadable content.


22 thoughts on “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Now The Highest Selling Nintendo Switch Game”

    1. Not everybody. You’re exaggerating. Only almost half of all Switch owners have the game.

      It’s no wonder why Nintendo decided to bring Mario Kart Tour to mobile. It will be out this March. They know how the racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is performing very well on the market. I hope the 2nd Mario mobile game will help pust Nintendo’s smartphone efforts.

    1. You can still get a good price for the Wii U version when you sell it used. I did that to justify buying MK8D, if you get 30 bucks for the old one the new one will be much less to pay

  1. 15 million? That makes it the 4th best selling in the franchise, 3rd is combined with the Wii U version. This could go on to being the best selling in the franchises history. Not sure if this is the case elsewhere, but here in the UK, the store GAME have many Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundles.

    1. I’m pretty sure they don’t count the consoles being sold with the game as sales for the game itself since some, if not most, people buy these bundles for the system, not the game. It muddies the waters of actual game sales too much. (If Nintendo & others do count them as individual game sales, shame on them as I’d call it padding the sales to make the game look better in sales than what it actually is.)

  2. What? How…

    I mean, it’s an excellent game, but I could never justify paying 60 dollars for it when I already had the game and all the DLC on the Wii U.

  3. Well Mario kart is a Nintendo switch essential. You can’t buy a switch and not automatically think Mario Kart and lots of ppl buy the bundle. It’s like the N64 and Super Mario 64. Who didn’t have that lol

    1. Indeed. Imagine how much MORE Ninty would make if they did. If the game is still selling like hotcakes, the DLC would follow suit, especially if the content was good (just make E. Gadd a racer and I’ll buy no matter what else is in it).

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  5. I’m just hoping for a real Mario Kart successor (MK9).
    DLC for MK8D would be fine but I have better interests other than just characters/tracks. What would really interest me are newer modes, options and more rejuvenation to the game as a whole… which unfortunately won’t come to MK8D. ;(

    1. A New Mario Kart game for the Switch with 16 or 20 NEW Nitro Tracks, that I strongly agree with, sooner it’s announced to be in development for the system the better. Never forget that Mario Kart is one of those franchises that receives a new game on each and every Nintendo System and that Mario Kart games port or not don’t release more then 3 years apart in recent times:

  6. When will they announce that the Switch Port of MK8 was not chosen to be done instead of a new Mario Kart game as well like every other Nintendo System, and that MK8 is the franchise’s Wii U game? Sooner the beans have been spilled about such along with the announcement of a New Mario Kart game with 16 or 20 NEW Nitro and Retro Tracks being in development for the System the better, then I’ll finally be after a Switch myself and my feelings about the Switch will become less much as it’s been over the past 2 years.

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