Nintendo has many successful franchises that have stayed with them over different consoles over the years, and Mario Kart is one of them. The latest release was Mario Kart 8 which was made available to gamers in 2014, and it seems that in its 2 years of existence, the game has managed to sell 8 million units around the world.
The Wii U hasn’t been doing so well at least compared to other consoles, but if you recall, Mario Kart 8 was one of the first-party titles from Nintendo to actually help spur sales. Given how old the franchise is and how beloved it is amongst gamers, we guess it shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
Mario Kart 8 was released last year and to help promote the game and boost Wii U sales, Nintendo announced a limited edition Mario Kart 8 Wii U bundle. Fast forward to today, the game is about 1.5 years old, but in case you haven’t played it already, you’re in luck as Nintendo has announced a new Wii U bundle.This new Wii U bundle will come with Mario Kart 8 […]
For a while it seemed like the Nintendo Wii U console was doomed for failure. Developers refused to develop for it, ultimately resulting in some AAA titles that other console gamers got to enjoy except for Wii U owners. However with the release of titles such as Mario Kart 8, things started to look up for Nintendo.In fact it looks like the game has ended up being the best-selling title […]
Earlier this month we reported that Nintendo would be releasing a free DLC for its Mario Kart 8 title that would add a 200cc mode to the game. This is basically a much faster mode compared to the previous 150cc which has been more or less a staple in the Mario Kart franchise for a while now.Well if you’re a Mario Kart fan and you’ve been looking forward to the […]
Last week we reported that Nintendo had announced that in an upcoming DLC for Mario Kart 8, they would be introducing an even faster mode to the game in the form of a 200cc mode. This represents a 50cc increase over the fastest mode available at the moment which is 150cc, but the question is, will a mere 50cc increase make a huge difference?To demonstrate the difference in speed, Nintendo […]
For seasoned Mario Kart gamers, the 150cc mode is probably the only mode worth playing in as it is the test of one’s skill and mastery of the course and their vehicle of choice. However it looks like all of that could soon be made obsolete. Announced during Nintendo Direct, it seems that Nintendo will be bringing a 200cc mode to Mario Kart 8 in an upcoming DLC.
It seems that with the first batch of add-on content for Mario Kart 8 being made available, there is a trio of is new characters added to the mix, not to mention a quartet of new vehicles as well as another eight more tracks for you to master. Needless to say, with Link from The Legend of Zelda being a playable character at the moment, he looks absolutely cool while […]
So we know that a Mario Kart 8 DLC is in the works, but when exactly can gamers look forward to it? Well if you’re done racing all the circuits provided in the game, you might be interested to learn that the DLC has been confirmed for a release on the 13th of November. This lines up with earlier reports that the DLC will see a release in November, but […]
One of the fun aspects of games like Mario Kart is the fact that all the karts have been designed to look whimsical, thus taking out the serious nature of other racing games where the cars are all sleek and shiny. However as you must have heard, it was previously reported that a free Mercedes-Benz DLC would add the Mercedes-Benz GLA car to the game.Well if you thought that was […]
For those of you who have had plenty of fun with the hugely successful Mario Kart 8 ever since it was launched, you might want to take note that not all is well with the title. Apparently, Mario Kart 8 has already been hacked, at least from what the footage in the YouTube video above depicts. YouTuber MrBean35000vr uploaded the above video, where it depicts how hackers took advantage of […]
It turns out that a lot of gamers were waiting for Mario Kart 8 because according to the recent figures shared by Nintendo through the company’s 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, it turns out that the game has managed to sell 2 million copies around the world since its release last month.
Prior to the release of Mario Kart 8, Nintendo’s Wii U console wasn’t exactly selling like hotcakes. However after the release of the game, reports revealed that there was a surge in the sales of the console. Prior to the game’s release, it was reported that the console managed to sell a little over 8,000 units a week in Japan, but post-Mario Kart 8, those numbers shot to over 19,000 […]
You might recall that back in May, it was revealed that Mario Kart 8 gamers in Japan could look forward to a Mercedes-Benz DLC that would essentially put the serious and sporty-looking car into a game populated by cartoony and sometimes silly-looking vehicles.Well the good news is that if you wanted the Mercedes-Benz car for your Mario Kart 8, you’re in luck because both Nintendo of America and Europe have […]