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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the third best-selling game in Nintendo’s history

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.

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UK charts: Mario Kart 8: Deluxe dethroned this week and drops to No.4

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
New Entry1Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
102Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
123Spider-Man: Miles Morales
14Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
35Minecraft (Switch) 
26Grand Theft Auto 5
57Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game
58Animal Crossing: New Horizons
79Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
1410FIFA 21

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UK charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has climbed back to No.1 this week

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 WeekThis WeekTitle
21Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
72Grand Theft Auto 5
63Minecraft (Switch)
34Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game
55Animal Crossing: New Horizons 
16F1 2021
87Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
New Entry8Hades
59The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
Re-Entry10Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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Europe: July 2021 Nintendo Switch eShop charts

Nintendo has revealed the top 15 games European. Nintendo Switch owners have been clamouring for during the month of July 2021. As expected, it’s The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD which has achieved the most downloads and it’s followed by the recently released Monster Hunter spin-off, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. It’s also interesting to see that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe which launched back in April 2017 is at number six beating the newer Mario Golf: Super Rush which is at No.7.

Top 15 Nintendo Switch Games: July 2021

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
  2. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin
  3. Minecraft
  4. Among Us
  5. Game Builder Garage
  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  7. Mario Golf: Super Rush
  8. Stardew Valley
  9. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
  10. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  11. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  12. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  13. Pokémon Sword
  14. Super Mario Party
  15. Miitopia

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