Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Is Now The Best-Selling Game In Series History

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch is now officially the best-selling Mario Kart game in the entire series. Wahoo!

The original Mario Kart 8 was first released for the Nintendo Wii U in 2014. However, it got a re-release for the Nintendo Switch in 2017 bundled with all previously released DLC.

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As reported by Eurogamer, the latest Nintendo annual report revealed that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold over 38.74 million units. In comparison to the Wii U version which sold over 37.38 million units.

Does this make Mario Kart 8 the best game in the series?

That probably depends on who you ask. In terms of financial sales, it’s a fact. But I would imagine that most fans would be torn between the original SNES game of 1992, Mario Kart 64, and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Oh, and of course Mario Kart 8.

However, it doesn’t matter which Mario Kart game you prefer in the series, almost every game can be considered to be a true Nintendo classic.

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Furthermore, according to Wikipedia, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch to date. Closely followed by Animal Crossing: New Horizons with 34.85 million copies sold. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Sword & Shield make up the remaining slots in the top five.

Back in May this year, GameByte hosted a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe livestream for mental health charity, Safe in Our World. You can enjoy us sucking at the game in the video below.

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What entry do you think is the best in the Mario Kart series? Let us know across our social media channels.

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