Mario Kart 8 Deluxe becomes the Fastest-Selling Mario Kart Game in Franchise History

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has shattered franchise records to become the fastest-selling Mario Kart game in the franchise’s long history.

Mario Kart has a long a storied history on Nintendo platforms. They always sell well, and are always guaranteed to be great party games. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is a re-release of the original Wii U game on the Nintendo Switch, is set to follow in past game’s footsteps. In fact, it’s already doing extremely well right out of the gate.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launched April 28, and, in that single day, sold a combined 459,000 copies when factoring in retail and digital sales. This is huge, smashing the first-day sales of Mario Kart Wii, which sold 433,900 copies when it launched in 2008. Even more impressive is the game’s attach rate. About 45% of Switch owners in the United States alone bought a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, which is quite an impressive number. Worldwide, Nintendo has sold 2.7 million Switch units.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is available now on the Switch.