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Nintendo has just released a new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you’ve bought the game, you can download version 1.4.0.

Nintendo has added in support for Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, and Korean. Additionally, Nintendo addressed one particular issue. Sometimes music won’t be played after you reach the finish line and the race ends, but this has now been fixed.

Note that when you download the update, you won’t be able to play with others in local play or LAN play who are still on version 1.2.1 or earlier.


The Switch itself received a major update today, but it wasn’t the only thing on the console to be patched. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also been updated and is now at version 1.3.0.

Today’s update enables video capture compatibility and makes other adjustments, such as Blue Shells no longer hitting the second place player when the first place player hasn’t yet crossed the finish line. We’ve included the full patch notes below.

Nintendo has started distribution of another update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Players with access to the game can download version 1.2.1.

Today’s update specifically addresses one particular problem. The single patch note from Nintendo states, “Corrected an issue that prolonged the time to return to the lobby after races near the start and end times of online tournaments.”

And that’s it. Nothing too huge, but it’s always good to see issues being addressed.

Thanks to Cameron for the tip.


Update: Patch notes added below. Pikmin racing suit added for Pikmin-themed amiibo, several changes and improvements.

OriginalNintendo just started to distribute a new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you have the game, version 1.2.0 is now available.

Nintendo has not yet published the patch notes for today’s update. We’ll add them in here when we have them.

NPD will be announcing the official results for U.S. sales for the month of May in about a week. However, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime offered up an early key stat.

During his appearance on YouTube Live at E3, Reggie revealed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was the best-selling single SKU. We should have more information about the game’s sales and Nintendo’s overall performance on June 19.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was updated to version 1.1 tonight. In the official patch notes, Nintendo said that it adjusted the animation for Inkling Girl. So what was that about?

Above is a gesture that Inkling Girl originally. But with version 1.1, the updated animation is below. This was likely changed as some may consider it to be offensive. The change may seem subtle to some, though you can now see that Inkling Girl no longer puts her hand on her other arm.


Today, Nintendo issued a new update for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Players can now download version 1.1.

Surprisingly, there are actual patch notes to go along with today’s update. Nintendo highlights the following:

Nintendo has shared some preliminary information about the latest NPD report. During the month of April, Switch hardware and one game in particular stood out.

Switch was the best-selling piece of gaming hardware in the U.S. last month at over 280,000 units. It’s the second month in a row that Switch has come out on top in gaming hardware sales. In Nintendo’s announcement today, the company said that “April sales of Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems (more than 68,000 units sold) combined to make up almost half of all hardware sales across all dedicated video game systems.”

Three new My Nintendo rewards are now up for grabs in North America. All of them tie in to the recently-released Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

For 50 Platinum Points each, you can nab a wallpaper or June calendar in eight different resolutions for PC, smart phone, or tablet. There’s also a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Starter Guide from Prima for 10 Gold Points. The first two can be redeemed until June 2 while the guide will remain on the site until the start of October.

These rewards are located on My Nintendo under the smart device / PC category here.

Now that the Japanese holidays are over (specifically Golden Week), sales trackers aside from Famitsu have delivered sales numbers for the week of April 24. Both share more information about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s big launch.

According to Media Create, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 285,000 copies up through April 30. That is down slightly from the original game on Wii U (released May 2014 at 326,000 copies first week). However, considering Wii U sold a total of 1,765,000 units as of the game’s release, when compared to Switch’s 777,000 units, there’s a difference of one million in the spread. Considering Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a port of the Wii U version with added features, Media Create feels that the initial results are favorable.

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