Mario Kart 8 returns to No.1 as Nintendo Switch rules Black Friday | UK Boxed Charts

Mario Kart 8: Deluxe was the No.1 boxed game in the UK last week, driven by deals around the Nintendo Switch console over Black Friday.

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Sgt_Slaughter48d ago

So much for all those Xbox Series S being the No. 1 system hot takes I was seeing over the weekend

solideagle48d ago

lol I think it was for US not UK?

VenomUK47d ago

These are incredible figures and is a testament to Nintendo's unique approach to publishing which it releases far fewer games than its competitors but they have a timeless quality so they keep selling years after release.

roadkillers47d ago

Just to hit on people who give GTA5 shit for being 8 years old... Mario Kart8 is 7.5 years old

jalutaja47d ago

Kudos to You, if You trolling.

darkrider47d ago

Available and most wanted isn't the same thing.... It wasn't a smart payed news... Funny to see a old kart racer smashing the brand new racing game.

jalutaja47d ago

Umm.. All digital console and physical software sales?
Some of You to deep in plastic box wars to see irony.

Orchard47d ago

The above is for the UK only... who don't really celebrate Thanksgiving... also it's physical sales only...

The article you are referring to was covering Black Friday sales in the US.

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dazzysima48d ago (Edited 48d ago )

This is massively weighted towards the MK8 Switch Console bundle that is currently about. Every one of those bundles sold also counts as a sale for MK8 Deluxe. It's like how Wii Sports is classed as one of the best selling games of all time due to it being bundled with most Wii Consoles.

But yeah - 114K Switch Sold in the UK last week vs 26K Xbox.

VenomUK47d ago

Sorry friend but your information is incorrect. The Switch Mario Kart bundle in the UK includes a digital copy of the game and not a boxed copy so sales of the bundle are not included in these figures.

Amazon UK

Nintendo UK

dazzysima47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

It's still classed as a physical product and therefore counts in physical sales.

The previous week it sold 15K units physical, no way it jumps by 6x when it's not even being price promoted. It even alludes to what I've said in the article quoted.

Unfortunately I don't have the corresponding BF week from last year but total sales for November 2020 were 66K.

thesoftware73047d ago

Why we only comparing it to Xbox sales?

Hofstaderman48d ago

Playing Mario Kart with the kids what a blast. So many tracks and racers, well worth the price of admission

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mcstorm48d ago

Is this now the switches best selling game? If so have to give it to the game being best selling wiiu and switch game.

I know it's bundled but why would you own a switch and not buy this game?

XbladeTeddy47d ago

Because not everyone wants to play it. "But it's Mario"...SO?

zacfoldor47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Well, "But it's Mario" is absolutely a silly statement I agree, and I wouldn't take anyone seriously buying a game just because Mario is in it.

However, "But it's Mario Kart" is an entirely different story for a considerable fanbase. "But it's Bloodborne" or "But it's Bloodborne Kart" would also be acceptable, lol.

dazzysima47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

It is in the UK.

Top 3
Mario Kart 8 - 2.09m
Animal Crossing - 1.13m
Mario Odyssey - 893K

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