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http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/44574/mario-kart-8-deluxe-sales-1-in-uk-over-450000-in-united-states

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the latest Switch title to break sales records.

According to UK industry tracking, the Switch re-release was the best selling game in the country last week. Although no sales figures were available, it was the first top spot for Nintendo in general in six years (2011's Pokémon White) and the first Mario title to top the chart since 2008 (Mario Kart Wii).

The sales mania is also running wild in the United States, as according to Nintendo nearly half of all Switch owners bought the game on its release day last Friday. The over 450,000 sales (physical + digital) on day one break another record held by Mario Kart Wii, which ended up as the second best selling game on the Wii.

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 07:12:55 PM »
Sales mania is the new Sales Panic?

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 08:49:49 PM »
I feel like everyone has been complaining how Nintendo didn't do enough for us WiiU owners on MK8. This just shows not only we will double dip, we will pay full price >_>


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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2017, 08:57:19 PM »
Im very happy to hear it sold well

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2017, 11:41:35 AM »
I figured it would still do well but I didn't think it would sell so well being ported over from the Wii U but I am happy it is and I would love it if it continues to kick ass in the sales market.

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2017, 01:30:15 PM »
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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2017, 01:56:55 PM »
Wow. Did not expect it to sell so well and so fast. Maybe Switch owners really want something else to play right now? I wonder if this will cause Nintendo to bring over more ports to the system now. I really didn't think a port of Smash Bros. would happen since it could cut into ARMS hype and potential sales but maybe the success of MK8D so far will mean we do see a port of Smash 4 after all.
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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2017, 02:06:06 PM »
If I recall correctly, Mariokart 8 for Wii U was also insanely successful.  Couple the quality of the game with such a sparse selection on retail shelves, and I'm not surprised in the least.


I guess i'm part of the problem if you aren't for Wii U ports of games, but I only paid $25 for it after offloading my Wii U copy.  Won't lie, I think the gameplay is so good on this version of Mariokart that I find myself hoping they just release more DLC tracks throughout the Switch lifespan, rather than release a new sequel (Mariokart 9). 

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2017, 03:13:55 PM »
If I knew for sure they were planning to support the game for the entire life cycle, I would be on board to buy the game again. It does concern me that because the game is so popular, it will make them more likely to not do much to Smash 4. How great would it have been if you weren't a loyal nintendo fan and just skipped the WiiU? I just feel their most loyal fans are the ones being punished.


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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2017, 05:39:47 PM »
Loyal Nintendo fans got to play Mario Kart 8 a full two years before everyone else, among many other Wii U games for varying periods of time before everyone else. If that's "punishment" then I don't mind.
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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2017, 06:26:04 PM »
Loyal Nintendo fans got to play Mario Kart 8 a full two years before everyone else, among many other Wii U games for varying periods of time before everyone else. If that's "punishment" then I don't mind.


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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2017, 01:06:41 AM »
how much are those high end steam machines?

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 02:29:30 AM »
I think this demonstrates the idea that a game like Mario Kart is not a system seller but it sells big with an existing userbase.  We need a name for a type of game like that.  Both the Gamecube and Wii U had Mario Kart and both systems underperformed.  Mario Kart Wii however is one of the highest selling games ever.  This is literally the same game that couldn't move Wii U's and it's beating day one records set by Mario Kart Wii.  I think that proves it.  Mario Kart doesn't convince people to buy a Nintendo console but if they already own a Nintendo console for another reason (Breath of the Wild in this case) they sure as hell are buying Mario Kart.  I suspect the same for 2D Mario platformers due to the vast sales difference between NSMB on the Wii and Wii U.

Though I find it rather ironic that as a Wii U owner I already have the two biggest hits on the Switch.  There is no incentive for me to even consider a Switch purchase at this point.  This is the videogame equivalent of "if you haven't seen it, it's new to you!"

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Re: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Sales #1 In UK, Over 450,000 In United States
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 03:21:29 AM »
I think this demonstrates the idea that a game like Mario Kart is not a system seller but it sells big with an existing userbase.  We need a name for a type of game like that.

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« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 03:21:51 AM »
Installed Userbase Mustbuy?
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« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 03:22:49 AM »
I've-already-spent-this-much-so-I-might-as-well-buy-this-game-anyways seller?
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« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 03:23:15 AM »
System Justification Game?
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« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 03:25:42 AM »
Videogame Collector's Syndrome?
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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 03:26:36 AM »
Fun?
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Familiar Franchise Fondness?
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Mass Market Merchandise?
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Favorable Market Mover?
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« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2017, 03:32:42 AM »
A Nintendo Game?
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Broad Appeal Buy?
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