The Nintendo Switch is breaking all sorts of Nintendo sales records, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the latest item to hop on that trend. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 459,000 copies both digitally and retail at launch in the US alone, becoming the fastest selling Mario Kart title to ever release. Previously, the record was held by Mario Kart Wii which sold 433,900 copies in the United States on launch day. The 459,000 copies sold equates to an attach rate of 45%, meaning 1 out of every 2 Nintendo Switch owners owns a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this is second to only The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which has a 100% attach rate.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is not only a sales darling, but a critical darling earning a 93 on Metacritic, the highest score in the series since the launch of Mario Kart: Super Circuit on Gameboy Advance 15 years ago.
Our review will be available later this week.