Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: over 459 000 units sold on launch day in the US; Nintendo Minute

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – US Sales

Today, Nintendo sent a press release to announce that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold over 459 000 units (retail + digital) in the United States… on launch day alone. That makes it the fastest-selling game in the Mario Kart series, beating Mario Kart Wii and its 433 900 units sold on launch day in 2008.

The attach-rate for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is 45%, which means that almost half of all Nintendo Switch owners in the United States bought the game at launch.

Source: Nintendo PR

Nintendo Minute

In the latest episode of Nintendo Minute, Kit and Krysta goes over everything you need to play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe via LAN (as opposed to online or local wireless):

Hi, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is out today! What better way to celebrate than to gather all your friends for a LAN party. The game has a bunch of ways to play multiplayer but this is a new way that we thought we would feature in case you’re not sure how to set it up. In this video, we go over what you need to have a proper LAN and also race with a few friends in 200cc mode. We hope you found this video helpful and are off to the races with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As always, thanks so much for watching and we’ll see you next week.


-Kit & Krysta

Seita Inoue illustration

To celebrate the release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Seita Inoue (Splatoon and Splatoon 2’s Art Director) shared an illustration, focusing on the Inklings (two of the new playable characters in this Nintendo Switch version of the game):

Source: Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Accolades Trailer and footage

Here’s the Accolades Trailer for the game:

And finally, here’s two livestream recordings for the game:


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