We've got news from the racetracks of the gaming world. Remember when we were all revving up our engines for the final wave of DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe? Well, in a surprising twist, our favorite racing game has just skidded out of the US top 20 best-selling games chart for the first time since its launch. Yes, you heard that right!
Since its grand debut in April 2017, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has been like a superstar racer, holding a pole position in Circana's (you might remember them as The NPD Group) top sales chart. That's a jaw-dropping 78 consecutive months! Talk about a winning streak. Even Mat Piscatella, the eagle-eyed industry analyst, suggests that this might be an all-time record. Can anyone say "legendary"?
Now, before you start waving those checkered flags in dismay, let's zoom into some interesting details. Nintendo, our trusty game maker, hasn't shared its digital sales figures. If they did, who knows? Mario Kart 8 Deluxe might still be zipping along in the top 20. It's a bit like our friends over at Rockstar with Grand Theft Auto V—they, too, keep their digital sales under wraps. So, there's a chance our beloved racing game is doing better than we think!
And here's the kicker: as we race towards the holiday season, don't be surprised if Mario Kart makes a roaring comeback. With whispers of another bundle in the pipeline, we could see our favorite game drift back into the top spots.
Photo Credit: Mario Kart Tour, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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