Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the Fastest Selling Game in Franchise History
Racing to be the Best
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe became the fastest-selling Mario Kart in the history of the franchise by selling 459,000 copies in the U.S. on its launch day alone. The total number of copies sold are retail copies and digital copies combined. By doing this, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe surpassed Mario Kart Wii which was the previous record holder in the U.S. with approximately 433,900 copies sold on launch day back in 2008. According to Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has an attach rate of 45 percent.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has also become one of the highest rated Mario Kart game in the franchise with a current Metacritic score of 93. This makes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the highest rated Mario Kart game in 15 years, tying the overall score of Mario Kart: Super Circuit for the Game Boy Advance.
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