Nintendo have announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 17.89 million copies worldwide as of 30 June 2019 and is the best-selling Nintendo Switch game. This does not include the Wii U original. The game originally launched on 28 April 2017 and had sold 16.69 million copies as of the last financial quarter.
This week’s update to the official Nintendo LINE account sees mascot Kinopio-kun look at food from various Nintendo Switch games including Kirby Star Allies, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!
A Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Time Trails event will take place at the Nintendo Check-In at Kansai International Airport this weekend to commemorate the release of Yoshi’s Crafted World. The playable course will be Yoshi Circuit, originally from Mario Kart: Double Dash!! In addition, My Nintendo Store goods will be sold at the airport over the weekend.
Nintendo have announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 15.02 million as of 31 December 2018. The numbers are worldwide consolidated sales in units life-to-date and include the downloadable versions. The Wii U original has sold 8.42 million.
Nintendo have updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Version 1.7.1 fixing an issue that caused the game to become unresponsive to any input except for the HOME Button. You will be unable to play online until updating and others will need to update too if playing over local wireless or LAN. Via GoNintendo.
Famitsu numbers for the last week of 2018 in Japan have the packaged version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe selling a further 45,752 units sold to surpass the 2 million mark (2,030,297). Mario & Luigi RPG3 DX (Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey) had a disappointing opening week, only selling 9,178 units. Check out the full Nintendo software and hardware charts at this page.
Nintendo have updated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe to Ver.1.7.0 where the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Drive Kit (Vehicle Kit) Car can now be used for racing! The game is also now compatible with the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app! Read the full patch notes in English here and Japanese here.
Nintendo reiterated again today that the number of games that will be playable with Toy-Con will “continue to increase”. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has already received Labo support with compatibility with the upcoming Vehicle Kit also confirmed. DEEMO will also correspond with the Piano Toy-Con from the second half of October.
Nintendo have confirmed that the Nintendo Labo Toy-Con 03: Vehicle Kit (Drive Kit in Japan) will be compatible with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, where you can use the Toy-Con Car, Pedal, and Key to control any in-game vehicle in every game mode! Trailer and Gamescom footage added below…
Notes: Period counted 19 – 25 July. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is number one once again in the Nintendo Switch eShop charts, largely due to being on sale. New entries bolded. Xeodrifter, GREEN and more next week! Nintendo 3DS and Wii U charts below (note: 3DS positions due to the Ultra Summer Sale).
Nintendo 3DS eShop Charts
Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou
Kirby Fighters Z
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi
Pocket Monsters Crystal
Ice Station Z
Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+
Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 -Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo-
Sekaiju no Meikyuu X
Mighty Gunvolt Burst
Wii U eShop Charts
Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes
Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training
This week’s latest Nintendo Switch eShop sales in Japan include 30% off both Mario Kart 8 Deluxe amd ARMS plus a huge saving off Fate/EXTELLA! Check out the full list of sale games below, and don‘t forget to buy your Prepaid cards here with delivery instant!
This week’s update to the official Nintendo LINE account sees Kinopio-kun play Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with the Toy-Con Motorbike (above). The green Toad also drew Champion’s Tunic Link on the Master Cycle Zero (below). There’s also some free August calendar month smartphone wallpaper (here).