Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has become the fastest-selling Mario Kart game in the series’ history
Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the revamped Nintendo Switch version of the original Wii U release Mario Kart 8, has become the fastest-selling Mario Kart game in the entire history of the series.
Within 24 hours of its inaugural launch on April 28, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold roughly 460,000 copies between physical and digital sales. According to a press release from Nintendo, that record drastically surpassed the previous record for highest launch day sales numbers that was held by Mario Kart Wii, which sold 433,900 copies on its opening day when it launched back in 2008. Nintendo also claims in the press release that the 45 percent sales attach rate for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe means that, for every two Nintendo Switch owners, at least one of them owns the game.
Lastly, Nintendo announced in the release that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has earned more favorable review scores than any other Mario Kart game, and it currently holds a 93 Metacritic score. In short, people seem to really like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.