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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Nintendo has announced a new partnership with Edible centered around Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Starting next week, a wide array of delicious gifts will be available that tie in with the Switch game.

Below are all of the pertinent details:

This week’s episode of Nintendo Minute has gone live. In today’s video, Kit and Krysta take on eight challenges in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in just eight minutes. Check out the full episode below.

Nintendo today announced a new partnership with PlayVS that will make Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2 officially recognized varsity athletics at participating high schools. Both titles will be added to the official PlayVS lineup for the Fall 2021 High School season, allowing teams around the country to compete against each other in online matches. The season begins on September 20.

Also worth noting is that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be joining the action as well. That game will join the PlayVS roster for the Spring 2022 High School season early next year.

Here’s some additional information about the partnership:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was last updated at the start of 2019, but the game just received its latest patch. All users can access version 1.7.2.

Today’s update includes a couple of fixes. Continue on below to read the patch notes in full.

Mario Kart 8 has reached a major milestone in the United States. According to the latest data from the NPD, it’s now the best-selling racing genre video game in U.S. history. NPD doesn’t indicate whether that information only includes the Switch version, but we’d assume the original Wii U title is lumped in as well.

It’s worth noting that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the sixth best-selling game in the U.S. last month. Despite being a few years old, it still manages to place high on the charts regularly.

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Mario Kart 8 on Wii U combined with the enhanced Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch are collectively the series’ best-selling entry ever. The game’s total sales now come in at 41.86 million units, surpassing the 37.38 total of Mario Kart Wii.

Mario Kart 8 originally moved 8.45 million on Wii U. The Deluxe version for Switch is currently at 33.41 million. It’s likely just a matter of time until Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surpasses the Wii title on its own.

Here’s a look at the sales of every Mario Kart title:

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is known for its prominence on the sales charts. Despite being an upgraded version of the Wii U game, it’s the best-selling title on Switch. Nearly 30 million copies have been sold worldwide.

We also have an interested statistic coming out of the UK. In terms of boxed copies, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe actually sold more in 2020 than it did in 2019. The game has also sold better and better each year since it debuted in 2017.

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Nintendo continues to pump out new “Switch My Way” commercials, and we’ve got another advert that features Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Check it out below.

Nintendo’s “Switch My Way” commercial campaign rolls on with a new advert for Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Check it out below.

Nintendo has published another “Switch My Way” commercial, this time featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Check it out below.

For those that missed it, a similar commercial went live earlier this week featuring Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe here.