Mario Kart 8 – News, Reviews, Videos, and More

Mario Kart 8 Box Art
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo
Platforms
Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Date
Wii U: May 30, 2014; Nintendo Switch: April 28, 2017
Genre
Racing

Game Overview :

Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eleventh overall instalment in Nintendo’s famed Mario Kart franchise.

Originally released for the Wii U, the game was also brought over to the Switch, packaged with all its Wii U DLC, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Latest Updates For Mario Kart 8

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Physical Sales Charts, Hades Debuts at 8th

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Physical Sales Charts, Hades Debuts at 8th

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart also returns to the top 40 at tenth with an increase in PS5 stock leading to a 313 percent increase in sales.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales at 37.08 Million, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sells 33.89 Million

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales at 37.08 Million, Animal Crossing: New Horizons Sells 33.89 Million

Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are also up with 33.89 million sold, followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 24.77 million sold.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Sold 32.63 Million Units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 35.39 Million

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Has Sold 32.63 Million Units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe at 35.39 Million

Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for the highest selling games on the Switch.

Mario Kart Series – 15 Best Tracks of All Time

Mario Kart Series – 15 Best Tracks of All Time

Join us as we count down the greatest Mario Kart tracks of all time.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lifetime Sales at 31.18 Million

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Lifetime Sales at 31.18 Million

Super Mario 3D All-Stars sells 8.32 million while Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit hit 1.08 million sold.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons, FIFA 21, And Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Were Top Physical Sellers Across Europe In 2020
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Sold 26.74 Million Units, Super Smash Bros Ultimate At Nearly 20 Million

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Sold 26.74 Million Units, Super Smash Bros Ultimate At Nearly 20 Million

Pokemon Sword and Shield and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also continue to enjoy steady sales.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Charts, Sales up by 70 Percent

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Charts, Sales up by 70 Percent

15 Nintendo-published titles were in the top 40 chart for the week ending June 13th.

Resurgent Nintendo Games Dominate UK Charts Thanks To Stock Resupplies

Resurgent Nintendo Games Dominate UK Charts Thanks To Stock Resupplies

As physical stock shortages come to an end, several titles see significant week-over-week boosts.

FIFA 20 Tops UK Physical Sales Charts for 2019

FIFA 20 Tops UK Physical Sales Charts for 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes in at second place with just over 1 million units sold.

FIFA 20 Still On Top Of UK Charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sees Sales Spike

FIFA 20 Still On Top Of UK Charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sees Sales Spike

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also hangs on to second place.

Bandai Namco Played A Significant Role In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS’ Development

Bandai Namco Played A Significant Role In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and ARMS’ Development

They also contributed to Mario Kart Tour's development.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Sales Charts, For Some Reason

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tops UK Sales Charts, For Some Reason

Minecraft misses out on the top spot on a technicality.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Reclaims Pole Position In UK Sales Charts

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled Reclaims Pole Position In UK Sales Charts

A relatively slower week for boxed video game sales in the UK.

Nintendo Switch Sells 36.87 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo Switch Sells 36.87 Million Units Worldwide

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also the best-selling first party Switch title till date.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Sold Over 13.8 Million Units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe At 16.7 Million

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Has Sold Over 13.8 Million Units, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe At 16.7 Million

Nintendo releases updated lifetime sales for its highest selling Switch titles.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sold More Copies in the UK in 2018 Than in 2017

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sold More Copies in the UK in 2018 Than in 2017

The ultimate vindication of Nintendo’s evergreens strategy.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Bundle May Be Coming to Europe – Rumor

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Bundle May Be Coming to Europe – Rumor

It will be the cheapest way to get the Switch with a game in Europe.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Breath of the Wild Saw Sales Rise Almost 100% on Average in UK Last Week

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and Breath of the Wild Saw Sales Rise Almost 100% on Average in UK Last Week

Indicating Switch hardware sales may have gone up, too.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Black Friday Bundle Revealed

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Black Friday Bundle Revealed

It’s a good bundle overall, but I wonder how it will do against the competition.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Selling 300,000 to 400,000 Copies Worldwide Every Month

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Selling 300,000 to 400,000 Copies Worldwide Every Month

Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey are consistently maintaining a high pace of sales too.

F1 2018 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Top Weekly Software Charts in France

F1 2018 and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Top Weekly Software Charts in France

It’s basically Nintendo and PS4 in the top five.

Nintendo Shares Updated Sales Numbers on Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, and More

Nintendo Shares Updated Sales Numbers on Breath of the Wild, Xenoblade 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8, and More

Software sales on the Nintendo Switch continue to be insane.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets New Update Featuring Breath of the Wild Link, Master Cycle, and Kart Parts

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets New Update Featuring Breath of the Wild Link, Master Cycle, and Kart Parts

Champion Link takes to the race course, after having rescued Hyrule from the scourge of Calamity Ganon.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Will Continue To Receive More Updates, Nintendo Confirms

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Will Continue To Receive More Updates, Nintendo Confirms

I hope those updates include brand new content for the game, too!

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated for Labo Support

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated for Labo Support

Nintendo's kart racer now supports their imaginative new cardboard accessory.

Nintendo Will Announce New 3DS Games This Year, Discusses Mario Kart Tour

Nintendo Will Announce New 3DS Games This Year, Discusses Mario Kart Tour

Nintendo of America president offers update on upcoming mobile title.

Super Mario Odyssey Ships 9.07 Million, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Crosses More Than 7.3 Million

Super Mario Odyssey Ships 9.07 Million, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Crosses More Than 7.3 Million

The company has also increased their prediction numbers for sales and profits.

Super Mario Odyssey, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and Breath of the Wild All Sell Over 300,000 Units in UK in 2017
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe New Update 1.3.0 Adds Video Capture Feature And More

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe New Update 1.3.0 Adds Video Capture Feature And More

Other notable changes include a fix on how the blue shell works.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch Adjusts Online Items During Races

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch Adjusts Online Items During Races

Several changes made to items and the way they work.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Continue To Top Charts In Japan
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales Charts For Another Week

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Nintendo Switch Top Japanese Sales Charts For Another Week

The reign continues uninterrupted.

NPD April 2017 Report: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Persona 5 Top Software Charts

NPD April 2017 Report: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Persona 5 Top Software Charts

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 outsells Infinite Warfare but not for the reason you think.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch 1.1 Adds A Slew Of Features To The Game

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Patch 1.1 Adds A Slew Of Features To The Game

A surprisingly hefty update.

Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Lead The Charts In A Dismal Week For Japanese Game Sales
Nintendo Switch Tops NPD Charts In April For Second Month Running, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Was Top Selling Game
UK Game Charts: Prey Takes Top Spot, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Third

UK Game Charts: Prey Takes Top Spot, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Third

GTA 5 somehow in second place.

Nintendo Switch And Mario Kart 8 Continue Dominance Of Japanese Sales Charts

Nintendo Switch And Mario Kart 8 Continue Dominance Of Japanese Sales Charts

At this point, is anyone even surprised?

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is A ‘Mega Hit On A Different Scale,’ Says Analyst

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is A ‘Mega Hit On A Different Scale,’ Says Analyst

No Blue Shells can stop it.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Was The Highest Selling Game In UK In April

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Was The Highest Selling Game In UK In April

Success everywhere.

UK Charts: Prey Debuts in Second, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Reigns

UK Charts: Prey Debuts in Second, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Reigns

However, the difference is only 600 units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review – Eight Is Great

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review – Eight Is Great

Peak Mario Kart.

Nintendo Switch and Mario Kart 8 Dominate Japanese Sales Charts In Another Great Week For Nintendo
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is The Fastest Selling Game In Franchise History, Nintendo Confirms
UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Debuts On Top

UK Charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Debuts On Top

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 and Little Nightmares also debut.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Listed For Xbox One By Retailer In Hilarious Mistake

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Listed For Xbox One By Retailer In Hilarious Mistake

No PS4 version in sight, though. Sorry Sony fans.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review Roundup- What Is Old Is New Again

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review Roundup- What Is Old Is New Again

The best Mario Kart game, even better now.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe On Nintendo Switch Leads To Over 3 Hours Of Battery Life In Handheld Mode

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe On Nintendo Switch Leads To Over 3 Hours Of Battery Life In Handheld Mode

A substantial amount of on the go go-karting.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe New Video Confirms The Game’s Graphics Across Wii U and Switch Versions
Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle Is Real… If You Live In Russia

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Bundle Is Real… If You Live In Russia

No plans for a western release for now.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Bundle Leaked

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Bundle Leaked

Here we go.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe File Size Is Just 6.75 GB

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe File Size Is Just 6.75 GB

That's pretty manageable.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Video Showcases Battle Mode Improvements

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Video Showcases Battle Mode Improvements

Prepare for battle.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Videos Reveal Battle Modes

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Videos Reveal Battle Modes

Short videos highlight various battle modes.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Runs At 1080p and 60fps

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Runs At 1080p and 60fps

When 4 players are playing, it falls to 1080p and 30fps.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Confirmed For Nintendo Switch

With an added battle mode!

Nintendo Switch Leaks: Mario Kart Will Have Substantial New Content; One Wii U Port Is Actually A New Game
Pokemon Sales Surge and Mario Kart 8 Hits 8 Million Units Worldwide

Pokemon Sales Surge and Mario Kart 8 Hits 8 Million Units Worldwide

Nintendo software sales continue to impress.

Splatoon Hits 4 Million Copies Sold, Mario Kart 8 7.2 Million Copies

Splatoon Hits 4 Million Copies Sold, Mario Kart 8 7.2 Million Copies

Nintendo's performance as a software publisher remains untouched.

Mario Kart 8+Splatoon Wii U Bundle Coming to Europe

Mario Kart 8+Splatoon Wii U Bundle Coming to Europe

Be a kid, be a squid, in a kart.

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Is Now Available

Mario Kart 8 DLC Pack 2 Is Now Available

Alongside a free update for the game that adds 200cc racing.

Baby Park Confirmed for Mario Kart 8

Baby Park Confirmed for Mario Kart 8

The best Mario Kart track will be returning to the best Mario Kart game in the upcoming DLC.

Mario Kart 8 Receiving Free 200cc Mode

Mario Kart 8 Receiving Free 200cc Mode

Second DLC pack coming on April 23rd instead of May.

Best Co-Op And Competitive Multiplayer of 2014

Best Co-Op And Competitive Multiplayer of 2014

Along with Best Sound of 2014.

Mario Kart 8 Will Be Going Offline For Maintenance Tonight

Mario Kart 8 Will Be Going Offline For Maintenance Tonight

Ahead of the launch of first DLC pack.

Nintendo Has More Pre-Orders For Super Smash Bros. Than It Did For Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 Sales Top 3.5 Million Units Worldwide

Mario Kart 8 Sales Top 3.5 Million Units Worldwide

With a staggering 50% attach rate.

Mario Kart 8 Receiving New DLC Packs in November, Link Joining as New Character

Mario Kart 8 Receiving New DLC Packs in November, Link Joining as New Character

Joined by Animal Crossing, F-Zero and much more.

Nintendo Announces Zelda, Animal Crossing, F-Zero DLC for Mario Kart 8
Ubisoft Warns Nintendo That Mario Kart 8 DLC “Breaks The Magic”

Ubisoft Warns Nintendo That Mario Kart 8 DLC “Breaks The Magic”

Oh man...you really goofed on this one.

Four New Mario Kart 8 Cups May Have Been Leaked

Four New Mario Kart 8 Cups May Have Been Leaked

DLC incoming?

New Mario Kart 8 Update Adding Three Mercedes-Benz Cars, Plus Loads of Requested Features

New Mario Kart 8 Update Adding Three Mercedes-Benz Cars, Plus Loads of Requested Features

These look so hilariously out of place...

Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, Nintendo Reports Operating Losses

Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, Nintendo Reports Operating Losses

Wii U lifetime sales currently at 6.68 million units.

NPD June Software Sales: Watch Dogs on Top, Mario Kart in Second

NPD June Software Sales: Watch Dogs on Top, Mario Kart in Second

Software sales down from last year but overall quarter's sales are good.

Mario Kart 8 Sells 2 Million Units Worldwide?

Mario Kart 8 Sells 2 Million Units Worldwide?

Nintendo has yet to confirm the numbers but initial reports suggest so.

Media Create Software Sales: Pokemon Art Academy Debuts, Mario Kart 8 Still Selling Well

Media Create Software Sales: Pokemon Art Academy Debuts, Mario Kart 8 Still Selling Well

Youkai Watch, meanwhile, is still a strong release.

Watch Dogs, PS Vita, Mario Kart Score Victories in May NPD

Watch Dogs, PS Vita, Mario Kart Score Victories in May NPD

Great numbers posted by all.

Mario Kart 8 Review

Mario Kart 8 Review

Eight is great.

Mario Kart 8 Quadruples Wii U Sales a Week After Release

Mario Kart 8 Quadruples Wii U Sales a Week After Release

18 percent of original Wii U owners currently own the game.

UK Game Charts: Watch Dogs Sales Drop 81 Percent, Still on Top

UK Game Charts: Watch Dogs Sales Drop 81 Percent, Still on Top

Meanwhile, WildStar and Tomodachi Life debut.

Media Create Software Sales: Mario Kart 8 Debuts With 325K Units Sold

Media Create Software Sales: Mario Kart 8 Debuts With 325K Units Sold

Youkai Watch meanwhile passes 1 million units sold in Japan.

Mario Kart 8 Sells 1.2 Million Units Worldwide in Opening Weekend

Mario Kart 8 Sells 1.2 Million Units Worldwide in Opening Weekend

Mario Kart series also crosses 100 million lifetime sales.

Mario Kart 8 Launch Trailer Released

Mario Kart 8 Launch Trailer Released

The Wii U receives a new exclusive.

Mario Kart 8 “Can be Catalyst to Broaden Wii U’s Horizons” – Nintendo UK

Mario Kart 8 “Can be Catalyst to Broaden Wii U’s Horizons” – Nintendo UK

Mario brand manager Roger Langford says a successful launch is important for Nintendo.

Mario Kart 8 Review: German Magazine Gamepro Awards It A Superb 90%

Mario Kart 8 Review: German Magazine Gamepro Awards It A Superb 90%

Reddit user leaks the first ever review of Mario Kart 8.

Tons of New Mario Kart 8 Details – Bundle, Characters, Items, More
Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Confirmed for Europe

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Bundle Confirmed for Europe

Nintendo uses a Blue Shell.

Mario Kart 8 Dev Discusses Wii U’s Power, Graphical Quality Remains High Even in Split-Screen

Mario Kart 8 Dev Discusses Wii U’s Power, Graphical Quality Remains High Even in Split-Screen

Performance issues from Mario Kart Wii are a thing of the past.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Receives New Rainbow Road Trailer

Mario Kart 8 Wii U Receives New Rainbow Road Trailer

Nyan-cat's got nothing on this death trap.

Mario Kart 8 Gets The Most Hilariously Ironic Limited Edition Ever

Mario Kart 8 Gets The Most Hilariously Ironic Limited Edition Ever

Nintendo using that Blue Shell to take out the first place console stealthily.

Mario Kart 8 Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Mario Kart 8 Wiki – Everything you need to know about the game

Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8.

Mario Kart 8 Launching in May 2014, Wii U Gamepad Receiving Firmware Update

Mario Kart 8 Launching in May 2014, Wii U Gamepad Receiving Firmware Update

DS games coming to Wii U via Virtual Console.

Nintendo Announces New Details for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Announces New Details for Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros.

Two of the biggest titles of next year get an information blowout.

Mario Kart 8 Announced for Wii U, Releasing in Spring 2014

Mario Kart 8 Announced for Wii U, Releasing in Spring 2014

Transforming karts appear.

Pokemon Black/White Lifetime Sales Over 12 Million, Mario Kart Wii Over 28 Million

Pokemon Black/White Lifetime Sales Over 12 Million, Mario Kart Wii Over 28 Million

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