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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.


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.


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.


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.


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