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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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.

Nintendo is continuing to promote Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with a new “Switch My Way” commercial. Check out the advert below.

Target has revealed a special Double Pack containing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Super Mario Party. As the name implies, you’re getting two games for the price of one, and at a bit of discount. The bundle costs $99.99 and you’ll even get a $10 gift card.

Target lists the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack for release on October 4. Pre-orders are open here.

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Switch owners in China will soon have access to a pair of additional Switch titles. Super Mario Odyssey, in addition to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, are both launching on March 16.

A physical release isn’t planned – at least not initially. Instead, the games will be offered as download cards and on the eShop, limiting things to a digital release.

Those who pre-order Super Mario Odyssey will be given a passport cover while the bonus for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a sticker sheet.

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Every week, we’ve been posting the best-selling physical games in the UK. Data collector GfK has now compiled the sales data for whole year, giving us the top 10 best-selling physical games in the UK in 2019, as reported by gamesindustry.biz: