Despite the game’s and the Nintendo Switch system’s advancing age, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has surpassed a new sales milestone. Even though the game is already five years old, it seems that fans are still interested in the chaotic Mario-themed kart racing.
Mario Kart 8 was released for the Wii U back in 2014, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is an extended version of that game. There is enough to keep Nintendo fans pleased, with the addition of new characters like the Inkling Girl and Boy from Splatoon, Link from The Legend of Zelda, the playable Villagers and Isabelle from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as well as all the DLC that finally came for the original game.
With the sale of more than five million copies in Japan alone, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has already accomplished an important milestone. This places it far behind other recent Switch games like Splatoon 3 and Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, despite the fact that it is a new feat. But ultimately, the game has sold close to 50 million copies globally, which is a significant achievement. The fact that its sales figures are rising is probably attributable to both the surge of gamers purchasing the Switch for the first time and the arrival of fresh game content.
Nintendo recently announced that further DLC will be added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe years after its original release. Numerous more tracks are being added to the game as part of the Booster Course Pass. These circuits are drawn from many Mario Kart games over the series’ history, including the mobile title Mario Kart Tour. Fans were shocked when the game included an item limitation option that allowed players to disable obnoxious goods like Blue Shells or if they want to make everyone unhappy, to retain just the worst stuff in the game.
Through the full year of 2023, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’s Booster Pass content will keep coming. It is unknown whether the game will acquire any further content after that, such as new drivers or outfits. The Nintendo Switch is getting close to its sixth birthday, so a new Nintendo system may really deliver a fresh Mario Kart adventure. However, because Nintendo has not yet revealed the name of its next platform, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is expected to continue enjoying strong sales in the coming year and maybe even longer.