When Mario Kart 8 was originally released for the Wii U, it actually helped to boost the sales of the console which was already not doing well, which goes to show the importance of having good titles available for a console platform. Turns out its pseudo-successor, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, has an almost similar effect.

According to a report from GamesIndustry, it seems that over in the UK Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has managed to clinch the number 1 spot for video games in the country. Like we said this isn’t surprising given the popularity of the Mario Kart franchise and how well-received the original Mario Kart 8 was.

However what was surprising is the fact that GamesIndustry notes that this is the first time that a Nintendo game has managed to land itself in the top position in the UK since 2011! This also means that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has managed to beat The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which has received near-perfect review scores.

Over on Amazon, we had also previously reported that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had managed to outsell Breath of the Wild. Granted it’s just one platform and doesn’t take into account digital downloads, but it’s still pretty impressive all the same.

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