Mario Kart 8: Deluxe surpasses Mario Kart Wii as fastest selling game in the series

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    Nintendo has revealed the launch day numbers for Mario Kart 8: Deluxe, which shows the game to be the fastest selling in the series, pushing over 459,000 copies on April 28th alone, reflecting both physical and digital sales, and surpassing Mario Kart Wii's (433,000 launch copies sold) previous record. Nintendo also claims that 45% of Switch owners purchased the game on launch. Nintendo Switch sales are also mentioned in the press release, and at the time of writing, 2.7 million systems have been sold worldwide.

    EDIT: Mario Kart 8: Deluxe made it's way to #1 on the UK charts as well, becoming the first number 1 physical released Nintendo game to reach that peak since 2011's Pokemon White. Breath of the Wild itself didn't even reach #1, staying a place behind to Sony's Horizon Zero Dawn.

    :arrow: Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox
     
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    I saw some people play mario kart on thier switch at school today. It made me so fucking happy that people start to open up to nintendo now
     
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    Well Mario Kart Wii was shit, so..

    Regardless, Double Dash is still the best B-)
     
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    wow I saw the same thing today
     
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    Pfft, nobody even buys Nintendo consoles anymore! Nintend00med!

    thanks for the fix
     
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    We have made a breakthrough here. I bought a half of a DS...

    It's not a DS anymore. it's just an S.
     
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    So it's just a screen?
     
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    No just a GameBoy Advance.
     
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    That's a beast, outpacing a freaking Wii in launch sales.

    Any chance of including UK sales, it's the first Mario game to top the UK charts since 2008, first Nintendo game to top the UK charts since 2011 (Pokemon White) and beat Mario kart 7 and Mario kart 8 in first week sales.
     
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    I didn't get an EU/UK press release from Nintendo, but I'll look up the info and work it into the OP.
     
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    Well duh, when you have a system with a whole 1 worthwhile title everyone is going to gobble up the next "big thing", even if it is an extremely overpriced obvious cash grab.

    ;O;
     
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    Of course its the fastest selling one! It's the ONLY game worth a damn for the system besides BotW, lol. I think most people bought it just so they could blow the dust off their switch.
     
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    Double Dash feels too floaty to me, the AI seems to rubber band a lot, not a fan of the soundtrack either, but that's my two cents. I like MK8 Deluxe more XD
     
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    Not much good title to choose from on NX anyway ;)
    But if you like the Mario Kart series and don't own the original Mario Kart 8 on WiiU it's worth to try. It already was the best MK in many ways and alot of the problems got fixed with this version (e.g. Battle Mode and in parts the characters to choose from where fixed. Still not perfect in regards of characters, but decent).

    All in all a great game every NX owner should take a look at since it's at least on of the best MK games if not the best (opinions are devided on which is the best, but not on the matter that it's one of the best entries in the series) :)
     
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    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articl...-deluxe-is-nintendos-first-uk-no-1-since-2011
     
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    It's called the Switch.
     
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