Mario Kart 8 Deluxe For Nintendo Switch Races To Success
Despite some initial skepticism, the Nintendo Switch has been a big hit for the Japanese game giant. The console has sold nearly three million units since its launch and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. While not as popular as the massively successful Breath of the Wild, Nintendo’s latest first-party Switch game is off to a roaring success.
Having sold more than 459,000 units at launch, Mario Kate 8: Deluxe has become the fastest-selling game in the franchise’s history. The game, which was launched on April 28, has broken the previous day-one sales records set by 2008’s Mario Kart Wii. Overall, the game boasts an attach rate of 45 percent meaning that 45 percent of all Switch owners bought the game.
The game’s success is well-deserved as it is currently the highest rated Mario Kart game in 15 years. It currently holds a Metacritic score of 93 which makes it tied with the Game Boy Advance’s Mario Kart: Super Circuit.
These sales are certainly good news for Nintendo, but the console does have a few problems. The lack of services such as Netflix or Hulu could cause consumers to lose interest in the device. More importantly, the lack of a virtual console is a disappointing omission that Nintendo would do well to correct sooner rather than later.
On the bright side, there are several big name releases on the console’s horizon including Splatoon 2, Street Fighter, ARMA, and Minecraft. If the company can keep providing a great gameplay experience then it’s unlikely that people will worry too much about the lack of Netflix.
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