It is finally time for the Holiday Tour to kick off in Mario Kart Tour and it promises to be quite an event. There’s some lovely Christmas-themed outfits for some of your favourite characters to wear including a snazzy one for Mario and one for Bowser, along with some turbo-charged festive themed karts, and finally Toadette (Penguin suit). Nintendo says that there will be multiple events happening across three consecutive tours in Mario Kart Tour along with multi-tour challenges with a high-end driver, a new driver you can get by placing high in the ranked cups. Mario Kart Tour is free-to-play and available now on iOS and Android.
We have just had Black Friday which saw a number of video games discounted across all-formats in the United Kingdom. The game which came away with the most sales during the sales period was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which shot to No.1 on account of boxed-software discounts and the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe console bundle. Last week, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond was No.1 and this week it dropped five places to No.6 after a 57% drop in sales week-on-week. Pokemon Shining Pearl also dropped from No.2 to No.11 after a 58% tumble in sales. Here’s the GfK UK Boxed Top Ten for the week ending 27th November.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|7||1||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|4||4||Call of Duty: Vanguard|
|17||5||Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy|
|1||6||Pokémon Brilliant Diamond|
|10||7||Just Dance 2022|
|11||8||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|8||9||Far Cry 6 Pack|
|13||10||Mario Party Superstars|
Nintendo has lifted the lid on the next tour in the iOS and Android game, Mario Kart Tour, and it is predictably the Holiday Tour. The Holiday Tour will see players race their way around the beautiful Christmas themed Merry Mountain. The Holiday Tour also brings with it a number of popular characters in festive costumes and they include Daisy, Bowser, Reindeer Yoshi, and Santa Mario. There will also be some festive kart to get your hands on. Check out the teaser trailer for the Holiday Tour in Mario Kart Tour, below.
Nintendo’s recent financial data was published today and you will most likely be surprised to learn that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced port of the Wii U original, is now Nintendo’s third best-selling video game ever. That means that it has even overtaken masterpieces such as Super Mario 64, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Super Mario Galaxy, and more. The two Nintendo games which have sold more than Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are Super Mario Bros. (NES) and Wii Sports (Wii). Nintendo also revealed that the game is now the best-selling Mario Kart game as it has recently overtaken the previous leader, Mario Kart Wii. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shifted 38.74 and Mario Kart Wii sold a life-time total of 37.38. These figures do not include Mario Kart 8 as Nintendo lists both Mario Kart 8 (Wii U) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch) as separate entries.
The latest UK physical video games charts are now in and with increased stock of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console this week a number of games for the system have entered the top ten. The new No.1 this week is the Director’s Cut of Ghost of Tsushima which launched on both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. Games Industry reports that 91% of sales were for the PlayStation 5 version. Last week’s No.1, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has dropped to No.4 this week. However, the Nintendo Switch system continues to perform well with four Switch games in the top ten. Without further ado, here’s the GfK top ten for the week ending 21st August, 2021.
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|New Entry||1||Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut|
|10||2||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart|
|12||3||Spider-Man: Miles Morales|
|1||4||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|2||6||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|5||7||Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game|
|5||8||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|7||9||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
Nintendo has unveiled the next stop on the long-running Mario Kart Tour for both iOS and Android devices. While the Frost Tour is still underway in the popular mobile karting game, the wraps have been taken off the next tour which will be the Kamek Tour featuring you guessed it… Kamek. Kamek hasn’t starred in a Mario Kart game, however, he was planned to be in Mario Kart 64 which was released back in 1996 in Japan and 1997 here in the west, but he was randomly replaced by Donkey Kong. Kamek was also planned for Mario Kart 8 but again he never made the final cut. The Kamek Tour will be starting soon and features a remixed version of Ghost Valley 1.
The latest UK physical video games charts are now in and it’s a surprising title at No.1. This week Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which launched back in 2017, is this week’s No.1 video game and has seen a 6 percent sales increase week-on-week. This week sees six Nintendo Switch games in the top ten with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Minecraft Switch, Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game and Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Here’s the GfK top ten for the week ending 14th August, 2021:
|Last Week||This Week||Title|
|2||1||Mario Kart 8: Deluxe|
|7||2||Grand Theft Auto 5|
|3||4||Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game|
|5||5||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|8||7||Assassin’s Creed Valhalla|
|5||9||The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD|
|Re-Entry||10||Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart|
With the Frost Tour still ongoing in Mario Kart Tour and proving to be a lot of fun, it is now time to check out the latest Pipe along with its goodies. The Red-Hot Pipe is now available and gives you a chance to walk away with both the scorching hot Fire Rosalina and also the the alt costume for Pauline which is Rose. Take you chance with the Red-Hot pipe and we wish you the best of luck obtaining the goodies you require!
Nintendo has finally announced that the Frost Tour in Mario Kart Tour has started today. As we have previously reported, the Frost Tour sees a new remixed course in the form of RMX Vanilla Lake 1. The new alternative character is the cute Penguin Mario whose kart comes complete with the Penguin Slider. Good luck to all those who decide to embark on the Frost Tour and let us hope you are all able to get the wonderful Penguin Mario from the Pipe.
The first details regarding the upcoming Frost Tour in Mario Kart Tour have emerged today. The game’s official Twitter account has revealed that the new character alt for the Frost Tour will be the adorable Penguin Mario complete with red, blue, white and yellow in his outfit. That’s not all as his chosen kart will be the zany Penguin Slider, which looks like a fun kart to use while navigating the various courses in the Frost Tour.