News May 2, 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the Fastest Selling Mario Kart Title!

Written By: Kenneth Seward Jr.
Date: 05/02/2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is selling like hotcakes. So much so, that it is now the fastest selling title in the long-running Mario Kart series. Yup…hotcakes indeed!

MK8D sold over 459,000 copies on launch day, surpassing the first day sales of Mark Kart Wii (the last record holder). The overall sales numbers equate to an attach rate of 45% with Switch owners. I’m not sure if that’s due to those new to MK8; it’s probably a combination of newcomers and those of us who owned the original game on the Wii U. Either way, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is doing its job.

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The Nintendo Switch is doing well as console. A strong first party line-up and the promise of third party support is certainly helping it fly off selves. Will it continue to have strong sales throughout the rest of the year? We’ll have to wait and see. As of right now, Nintendo can breathe easy. At least until E3...