Christmas 2017 was a bumper one for Nintendo, with the Switch - and its software - selling impressively. However, it would seem that older Nintendo games have benefited from the increased exposure, as Mario Kart Wii - which is almost a decade old - made Amazon's top 100 video game best seller list in the US.

It placed 83rd, which is hardly what you'd call a storming performance but not bad going for such an old title.

What caused this sudden jump in sales? Part of us wants to think it was all down to good old nostalgia, but we wonder if some parents, having seen commercials on TV for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and having been badgered by their offspring for the "new Mario Kart" may have purchased the wrong game. Gulp.