Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Has Sold 17.89m

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.

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Kinopio-kun Celebrates Food Week!

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!

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Time Trials Event

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.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sells 2 million

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.

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More Games To Receive Labo Support 

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.

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Mario Kart Gets More Labo Support 

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…

Edit: Japanese trailer also added.

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Mario Kart Back At Number One!

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 

  2. Taiko no Tatsujin Nintendo Switch Version!

  3. OCTOPATH TRAVELER

  4. Minecraft

  5. Human: Fall Flat 

  6. Enter the Gungeon

  7. Hollow Knight 

  8. Susume! Kinopio Taichou

  9. Mario Tennis Ace 

  10. Hungry Shark World


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

  1. Tobidasu! Nyanko Daisensou

  2. Kirby Fighters Z

  3. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

  4. Bokujou Monogatari: Mitsu no Sato no Taisetsu na Tomodachi

  5. Pocket Monsters Crystal

  6. Ice Station Z

  7. Tobidase Doubutsu no Mori amiibo+

  8. Dai Gyakuten Saiban 2 -Naruhodou Ryuunosuke no Kakugo-

  9. Sekaiju no Meikyuu X

  10. Mighty Gunvolt Burst

Wii U eShop Charts

  1. Cube Life: Pixel Action Heroes

  2. Touhoku Daigaku Mirai Kagaku Gijutsu Kyoudou Kenkyuu Center Kawashima Ryuuta Kyouju Kanshuu: Motto Nou wo Kitaeru Otona no DS Training

  3. Mother 2: Gyiyg no Gyakushuu

  4. Minecraft: Wii U Edition

  5. Tallowmere

  6. Super Mario 64 

  7. Hoshi no Kirby 64 

  8. Mother

  9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  10. Fire Emblem: Rekka no Ken

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30% Off Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! 

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!

PHOTON³ (¥1,500 → ¥975) Switch (Ends 24 July)

The Count Lucanor (¥1,799 → ¥1,529) Switch (Ends 25 July)

Aegis Defenders (¥2,200 → ¥1,650) Switch (Ends 26 July)

Enter the Gungeon (¥1,500 → ¥750) Switch (Ends 26 July)

Nine Parchments (¥2,440 → ¥1,220) Switch (Ends 26 July)

Super Destronaut DX (¥500 → ¥425) Switch (Ends 26 July)

Vostok Inc. (¥1,599 → ¥1,279) Switch (Ends 26 July)

RXN -Raijin- (¥4,212 → ¥999) Switch (Ends 01 August)

Antiquia Lost (¥999 → ¥799) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Aqua Kitty UDX (¥980 → ¥784) Switch (Ends 02 August)

ARMS (¥6,458 → ¥4,520) Switch (Ends 02 August)

The Flame in the Flood: Complete Edition (¥1,500 → ¥750) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Human: Fall Flat (¥1,500 → ¥750) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Lost Sea (¥980 → ¥784) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (¥6,458 → ¥4,520) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Tallowmere (¥1,500 → ¥750) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Vesta (¥1,080 → ¥864) Switch (Ends 02 August)

Mama ni Game Kakusareta! (¥500 → ¥350) Switch (Ends 09 August)

Fate/EXTELLA (¥8,424 → ¥3,500) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Gureko Kara no Chousenjou! Keisan no Shiro to Obake-Tachi- Tashizan (¥1,080 → ¥756) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Gureko Kara no Chousenjou! Keisan no Shiro to Obake-Tachi- Warizan (¥1,080 → ¥756) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Gureko Kara no Chousenjou! Keisan no Shiro to Obake-Tachi- Hikizan (¥1,080 → ¥756) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Gureko Kara no Chousenjou! Keisan no Shiro to Obake-Tachi- Kakezan (¥1,080 → ¥756) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Party Bingo (¥500 → ¥300) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Rock ’n Racing DX (¥800 → ¥500) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Suugaku Rikiou Chuugaku 1 Level (¥3,780 → ¥2,646) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Suugaku Rikiou Chuugaku 2 Level (¥3,780 → ¥2,646) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Suugaku Rikiou Chuugaku 3 Level (¥3,780 → ¥2,646) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Super Ping Pong Trick Shot (¥700 → ¥500) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Tsukue de Soccer (¥800 → ¥720) Switch (Ends 14 August)

Voxel Shot for Nintendo Switch (¥800 → ¥720) Switch (Ends 14 August)

The Videokid (¥500 → ¥450) Switch (Ends 29 August)

Aces of the Luftwaffe: Squadron (¥1,780 → ¥1,350) Switch (Ends 31 August)

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Kinopio-kun Plays Mario Kart!

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).

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