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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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The Red-Hot Pipe starts today in Mario Kart Tour

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!

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Mario Kart Tour: The Frost Tour kicks off today

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.

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Penguin Mario is coming to Mario Kart Tour along with the Penguin Slider

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.

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UK charts: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe climbs to No.2 this week

The latest UK physical video games charts have arrived and Nintendo appears to be firing on all cylinders with Switch software this week. The brilliant Mario Kart 8: Deluxe has climbed to No.2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons holds steady at No.4 and the recently released The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is at No.5, Minecraft (Switch)is No.6 and Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s FuryNo.9. Here’s the GfK top ten games for the week ending 7th August, 2021.

Top ten physical video games sales in the UK:

Last WeekThis WeekTitle
11F1 2021
32Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
83Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: The Official Video Game
44Animal Crossing: New Horizons
25The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
56Minecraft (Switch)
67Grand Theft Auto 5
128Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
119Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
1310Marvel’s Avengers

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Nintendo gifting all Mario Kart Tour players 15,000 Coins at start of the upcoming Frost Tour

Nintendo has announced via the official Mario Kart Tour Twitter account that all players of Mario Kart Tour will be gifted a generous 15,000 coins at the start of the next Tour. Players have achieved Nintendo’s goal of 2.5 billion points reached during the Mario Vs Peach Tour. The points were achieved through the collection of Team Tokens scattered throughout the courses. The next Tour in the karting game is the Frost Tour. A start date hasn’t been announced just yet.

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The next stop in Mario Kart Tour is the Frost Tour featuring RMX Vanilla Lake 1

Nintendo is in the process of wrapping up the fun Mario Vs Peach Tour in Mario Kart Tour and they have announced the next stop of the grand tour, which will be the Frost Tour. Those who participate in the Frost Tour will be able to check out the RMX Vanilla Lake 1 once the event commences. We don’t have a start date just yet, but as soon as it is announced we shall be sure to inform you all. Mario Kart Tour is free to play on both iOS and Android and it looks as though the Frost Tour will introduce Penguin Mario.