Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is now Nintendo's best-selling game ever

That is, ignoring the technicality of Wii Sports

09 May 2024
by camcritiques 2

Nintendo recently dumped a load of new sales data in a recent investors’ meeting, and with it came the revelation that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is not just the best-selling Switch game, but the best-selling Nintendo game of all time, with one caveat. Wii Sports has technically sold more, though, as that game came packaged with most Wii consoles, it’s hard to say that really counts.

An enhanced port of the Wii U’s Mario Kart 8, Deluxe launched on Switch around the console’s launch and went on to sell over 70 million copies, just shy of Wii Sports’ inflated 82 million sales. While it seems unlikely, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe may just become the uncontested number one, depending on how much longer the Switch lasts.

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11d ago

Well deserved! Mario Kart 8 really is the perfect Mario Kart in my eyes. I wouldn't change a thing about it!


11d ago

This is such a gray area to me.

Wii Sports was bundled with the Wii at launch but then became a stand alone release

MK8DX was a stand alone release that then became bundled with the Switch holiday bundles for like 5 years in a row