Mario Kart 8 now the best-selling instalment in franchise

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It's no secret that the Nintendo Switch has been a juggernaut since it first arrived, and 2020 seems to have only super-charged the handheld console.

Having published its latest quarterly financial results, Nintendo has given us an insight into their amazing success.

Of them is the absolute powerhouse of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

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Mario Kart 8 outsells everything

For many racing fans, Mario Kart was the first game they cut their teeth on.

Even now, it's still a game even the most serious racers come back to and enjoy. With its amazing locations and thrilling gameplay it's easy to see why gamers keep coming back to the title.

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As a result Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which landed in April 2017, is now the biggest selling edition of the whole franchise.

Combining the 33 million original version's of Mario Kart 8 that were sold on the Wii U and the 8.6 million MK8 Deluxe sales, it has now surpassed Mario Kart Wii as the best selling Mario racer ever.

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The future of Mario Kart

As much as we love Mario Kart 8, we can't wait for another instalment of the game.

Be it Mario Kart 9 or Mario Kart Pro, or whatever Nintendo can dream up, we are all-in for a new MK title as soon as possible.

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Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit has taken the series into the real world, but it is not the manic multiplayer experience we know and love. Even that, though is selling out at a high rate. With over a million units now sold it seems the appetite for Mario Kart is endless.