Nintendo’s latest release is taking such a lead that it should be wary of blue shells, as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now the fastest-selling game in the racing series’ history.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For Nintendo Switch Speeds To Launch Day Record
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For Nintendo Switch Speeds To Launch Day Record
With over 459,000 units sold at launch this past Friday, April 28, the re-release of 2014’s Mario Kart 8 for the Nintendo Switch console has broken the first-day sales record set by previous franchise leader, 2008’s Mario Kart Wii.
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That said, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s success is well deserved, with a current Metacritic average of 93 and perfectly demonstrating the Switch’s versatility for playing solo at home or with friends on-the-go. We just hope Nintendo gets the bare-bones (or rather, Dry Bones) multiplayer matchmaking up to snuff when its online service goes behind a paywall this fall.