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.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons remains in second place, with 42.21 million sales in the three months ending March 31st, 2023.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe all find themselves in the top 10 thanks to sales boosts.
The kart racer's latest DLC update added five blank slots to the character selection screen, suggestion more additions are on the way.
Wave 4 will add eight new tracks to the kart racer, one of which – Yoshi's Island – will be an entirely new track.
The DLC Wave adds Yoshi's Island, a brand new course and a new playable character with Birdo from Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
The newest free update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now allows players to pick specific items that will spawn in their races in VS modes and online.
The upcoming wave of new content will add eight more courses, Maple Treeway, 3DS Rainbow Road, Boo Lake, and more.
Nintendo has provided for the ten best-selling first party titles on the Nintendo Switch, including Smash Bros., Zelda, Pokemon, and more.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be adding eight more tracks when the third wave of its expansion pass launches later this year.
Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass has now gone live for the kart racer, bringing eight new tracks across two cups.
Other noteworthy figures include Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with 28.82 million sold and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at 27.14 million sales.
Along with seven tracks from previous Mario Kart titles that have been remastered, a brand new course called Sky-High Sundae is also coming.
Wave 2 of the Booster Course Pass will add remastered versions of eight more tracks to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe- though it doesn't yet have an official launch date.
Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for the top 10 best-selling first party-published Nintendo Switch titles to date.
As per this datamine, upcoming DLC tracks will include the likes of Maple Treeway, Sydney Sprint, Rainbow Road 3DS, and many more.
Eight remastered courses from previous titles like Mario Kart 64, Mario Kart Tour and more go live today for those who own the pass.
From now until the end of 2023, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's six waves of content drops will entail a total of 12 cups, the names for all of which have been revealed.
These will all be playable online and locally, even if you don't own the Pass or Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack.
The Booster Course Pass costs $25 standalone and offers 48 remastered courses in six waves. The first wave offers eight courses.
2014's Wii U title Mario Kart 8 and 2017's Switch release Mario Kart 8 Deluxe have now collectively sold 51.81 million units worldwide.
Pokemon Sword/Shield sells 23.90 million; is now the series' 2nd best selling title. Pokemon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl sales at 13.97 million.
In a largely unchanged top 10, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, FIFA 22, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons have all retained their top 3 positions.
FIFA 22 took the top spot in 2021's final weekly UK retail chart, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbed to No. 1 for the first chart of 2022.
Black Friday deals saw Mario Kart 8 Deluxe enjoying a whopping 567% boost in sales over last week, jumping up from No. 7 to the very top.
Updated sales figures for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and various other first party Switch titles have also been revealed.
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.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons sales are also up with 33.89 million sold, followed by Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at 24.77 million sold.
Nintendo has provided updated sales figures for the highest selling games on the Switch.
Join us as we count down the greatest Mario Kart tracks of all time.
Super Mario 3D All-Stars sells 8.32 million while Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit hit 1.08 million sold.
Gfk took data from across 19 countries.
Pokemon Sword and Shield and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also continue to enjoy steady sales.
15 Nintendo-published titles were in the top 40 chart for the week ending June 13th.
As physical stock shortages come to an end, several titles see significant week-over-week boosts.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes in at second place with just over 1 million units sold.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare also hangs on to second place.
They also contributed to Mario Kart Tour's development.
Minecraft misses out on the top spot on a technicality.
A relatively slower week for boxed video game sales in the UK.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is also the best-selling first party Switch title till date.
Nintendo releases updated lifetime sales for its highest selling Switch titles.
The ultimate vindication of Nintendo’s evergreens strategy.
It will be the cheapest way to get the Switch with a game in Europe.
Indicating Switch hardware sales may have gone up, too.
It’s a good bundle overall, but I wonder how it will do against the competition.
Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, and Super Mario Odyssey are consistently maintaining a high pace of sales too.
It’s basically Nintendo and PS4 in the top five.
Software sales on the Nintendo Switch continue to be insane.
Champion Link takes to the race course, after having rescued Hyrule from the scourge of Calamity Ganon.
I hope those updates include brand new content for the game, too!
Nintendo's kart racer now supports their imaginative new cardboard accessory.
Nintendo of America president offers update on upcoming mobile title.
The company has also increased their prediction numbers for sales and profits.
Early success for the Big N in the U.K.
Other notable changes include a fix on how the blue shell works.
Several changes made to items and the way they work.
Another quiet week...
The reign continues uninterrupted.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 outsells Infinite Warfare but not for the reason you think.
A surprisingly hefty update.
Dreary first place finish.
Beating out the PS4 and the Xbox One.
GTA 5 somehow in second place.
At this point, is anyone even surprised?
No Blue Shells can stop it.
However, the difference is only 600 units.
Peak Mario Kart.
No Blue Shell to stop either of them.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 and Little Nightmares also debut.
No PS4 version in sight, though. Sorry Sony fans.
The best Mario Kart game, even better now.
A substantial amount of on the go go-karting.
Minimal differences graphically.
No plans for a western release for now.
That's pretty manageable.
Prepare for battle.
Short videos highlight various battle modes.
When 4 players are playing, it falls to 1080p and 30fps.
With an added battle mode!
Nintendo software sales continue to impress.
Nintendo's performance as a software publisher remains untouched.
Be a kid, be a squid, in a kart.
Alongside a free update for the game that adds 200cc racing.
The best Mario Kart track will be returning to the best Mario Kart game in the upcoming DLC.
Second DLC pack coming on April 23rd instead of May.
Along with Best Sound of 2014.
Ahead of the launch of first DLC pack.
With a staggering 50% attach rate.
Joined by Animal Crossing, F-Zero and much more.
Oh man...you really goofed on this one.
These look so hilariously out of place...
Wii U lifetime sales currently at 6.68 million units.
Software sales down from last year but overall quarter's sales are good.
Nintendo has yet to confirm the numbers but initial reports suggest so.
Youkai Watch, meanwhile, is still a strong release.
Great numbers posted by all.
Eight is great.
18 percent of original Wii U owners currently own the game.
Meanwhile, WildStar and Tomodachi Life debut.
Youkai Watch meanwhile passes 1 million units sold in Japan.
Mario Kart series also crosses 100 million lifetime sales.
The Wii U receives a new exclusive.
Mario brand manager Roger Langford says a successful launch is important for Nintendo.
Reddit user leaks the first ever review of Mario Kart 8.
Take a look inside.
Nintendo uses a Blue Shell.
Performance issues from Mario Kart Wii are a thing of the past.
Nyan-cat's got nothing on this death trap.
Nintendo using that Blue Shell to take out the first place console stealthily.
Everything you need to know about Mario Kart 8.
DS games coming to Wii U via Virtual Console.
Two of the biggest titles of next year get an information blowout.
Transforming karts appear.
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