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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is selling like crazy, according to Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch system is the fastest-selling game in the long-running Mario Kart series.

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Nintendo just recently announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch console is its fastest-selling game in its series history. The company claims to have sold a record 459,000 copies of the game, in both digital and physical formats on its April 28th launch date.

According to a recent press release, “nearly one in two Nintendo Switch owners in the U.S. purchased a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the first day it was available.” Put simply, this is the game that every Switch owner intended on buying. It’s probably one of the many reasons why the Nintendo Switch was a runaway success. To date, more than 2.7 million Nintendo Switch systems have been sold globally, Nintendo says.

The last game to hold the record was Mario Kart Wii, with U.S. sales of around 433,900 when it launched back in 2008. Read our full review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe here


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