Mario Kart Tour will have a closed beta on Android devices, registration now open

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  1. x65943

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    I understand your point, but it is still inaccurate to say 90% of people have iPhones when the data puts it at closer to 45% of sales (not just recently but over the past few years) with Android closer to 55%

    Perhaps in your job sector iPhone is more popular - same could be said for when I was in Vietnam - most of the doctors had iPhones, but this is because they were all rich and viewed it as a status symbol - average Vietnamese all have Android
     
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    oh, so it's not dead
     
  3. radicalwookie

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    I used to teach in high school less than 2 years ago. Every single student in my class had an iphone. Watching around on train, 9 out of 10 people has iphones (nowdays). After the X releas, I noticed that even some of the older people started using itdue to heavy advertising and some really nice deals by docomo. Actual Japanese research showed iphone users at approximately 70% (not accurate to the point becaus I read this in Mainichi Shinbun about a year ago) in 2017. If I have some free time tomorrow Ill link it for you.

    Its hard to compare Vietnam with Japan when a normal high school girl has more pocket money than an average monthly salary is in Vietnam

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    Indeed, I understand the anecdote I just wanted to say its not such a premium product in Japan (due to high salaries) as it is in Vietnam for example.
    Ill check for the article tomorrow if I have time, sure! (Its in Japanese though)

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    Somehow my reply got added to my previous message >.<
     
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  4. x65943

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    I'd be interested to see the article :)

    And yeah I know they aren't comparable in wages, but it was just an example of how anecdotal evidence can be skewed
     
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    I'm presuming that people who only have an Android emulator on their computer and not one of the Android devices (like me) won't be able to play this game either to test it or after its official release, am I right?
     
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    If you're using VirtualBox, doubt it. (If there's a way to allocate more than like 128MB of VRAM without GPU passthrough since I only have 1 GPU, someone please do tell.)
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    I'm not gonna tell you to not, because you won't listen, but at least don't go around saying it.
    I can see it now: You have been removed from the selection pool. Thank you for your interest.
    ...wait, Ninty doesn't have a history of being that proactive, do they? And I suppose your email probably isn't visible from your GBAtemp profile...
    The beta test has been cancelled due to technical difficulties. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    But in all seriousness, if you don't do it, someone else will. Even if you do, someone else will, too. It's inevitable. It won't be me; I'm not rooting my phone for something like that. I break everything I touch (software-wise).
    Even if they don't do a public beta, there's still the chance that someone will leak it Prism-style. (Okay, maybe it's an absurd notion for that to happen to a corporation like Nintendo, but it's not entirely impossible.)
     
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    Let's wait and see if nintendo really releases a European version. It may be, but not necessarily.
     
  8. Knight of Time

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    I actually use Bluestacks and Nox for emulating Android (I use the latter more, though).
     
  9. JavaScribe

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    I should use Bluestacks... I stopped because my last device actually couldn't run the new Bluestacks (and the old one was incompatible).
     
  10. DeslotlCL

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    Mario kart 8 deluxe is getting tedious and old, especially the online. The laggy hit detection and laggy people makes for an extremely frustrating racing. Not even mario kart 7 had that problem, somehow they screwed hard on 8...
     
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    Somewhere, over there!
    That's fine.. But that doesn't answer my question. Why would a mobile game be preferred?
     
  12. DeslotlCL

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    Not preffered, but it's another game you could play in your spare time if you want to play a new mario kart rather than 8... Granted, they could have developed a new mario kart for switch, but a mobile title doesnt take that long to develop for and can be updated with more content in a more regular time frame.
     
  13. x65943

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    Not to mention the switch isn't super portable

    This is gonna be way more practical for Mario kart on the go
     
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    Also that. The only thing that concerns me is how are they gonna nail the gameplay.
     
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    Everywhere and nowwhere at the same time o__0
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    How long until we get hacked APKs? It's going to happen...
     
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    Well first they need to release the apk :P
     
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    remember how nintendo was so scared of piracy that smr was an ios exclusive for months
     
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    This was never a problem when Pokemon Go came out either. You just download the pkg file directly, and install it no problem.
     
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    Pokémon Go was an open beta, this is a closed beta. You'll probably need to log in with your linked nintendo account
     
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    What's your source for that?
    The only info I can find points at them having just over 50% market share in Japan.
     
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