From one success to another…

As the first enhanced Wii U game to be ported to the Nintendo Switch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe swiftly became Nintendo’s best-selling game on the hybrid console. In fact, as it stands, lifetime sales of the game from the time of its release until September 30, 2022, stated the game has sold 48.41 million copies worldwide.

With Nintendo set to provide the latest sales figures nearer to the end of the month, it will be interesting to see if this behemoth of a game has passed the 50 million threshold. In the meantime, thanks to the most recent sales numbers provided as part of the weekly Japanese charts, we now know Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 5,014,375 copies in Japan alone.

Still, those aren’t the only figures worth mentioning at this time. Having just released last month, Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are already at 4,338,931 copies sold in Japan and Splatoon 3, a game that launched back in September of this year, is at 3,687,814 copies sold. Not to be outdone, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is still holding its own at 5,065,191 copies sold in Japan.

About Mario Kart 8 Deluxe:

Hit the road with the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 and play anytime, anywhere! Race your friends or battle them in a revised battle mode on new and returning battle courses. Play locally in up to 4-player multiplayer in 1080p while playing in TV Mode. Every track from the Wii U version, including DLC, makes a glorious return. Plus, the Inklings appear as all-new guest characters, along with returning favorites, such as King Boo, Dry Bones, and Bowser Jr.!

Source: Famitsu

By Jack Longman

In 2015, when rumours of the NX and Zelda U were everywhere, my brother and I started Miketendo64 and we've been running it ever since. As the Editor-in-Chief, I have attended video gaming events in three different countries, been to preview events, and penned more than 4,000 articles to date, ranging from news, to features, reviews, interviews and guides. I love gaming and I love all things Nintendo. I also love Networking, so don't be afaid to reach out. Email: / Website: YouTube channel:

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