Last Updated on April 16, 2021
Arguably the best Nintendo Wii U game, Mario Kart 8 has been ranked as the top selling racing video game ever. Surprised? No, us neither. The figures come from the latest March 2021 best-sellers list from NPD.
The figures also reveal that Mario Kart 8 is sixth in the March 2021 list. This, of course, is thanks to the modern Deluxe version.
While Mario Kart 8 might have had a helping hand from the Nintendo Switch version, it is clear that the game would not be ranked so highly without the original release.
The enduring face of Nintendo game consoles for decades, the Mario Kart series is arguably bigger than Super Mario Bros. Its innate multi-player playability certainly gives Mario Kart 8 a dimension of enjoyment that is rarely seen in other titles. Every other platform would kill for a Mario Kart – witness the success of Rocket League, the only title that comes close in multiplayer thrills.
So, does Mario Kart 8’s success come as a surprise? Not really. If anything, it’s just a shame that there are still people out there who own the game yet haven’t properly enjoyed it. We all know who they are.
It’s time to make them understand…
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