Topic: I can buy only one of these two. Which should i choose?

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To get use of the Gold Coin bonus i Need to choose One of these two (both to play almost only in single player and sometimes local multi):

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe or Smash Bros. Ultimate?

I never played Smash but i'm really intrested in starting this (for me) new franchise, on the other hand i'm a big fan of Mario Kart and other similar karting games.

What should i choose? Which One of these two Nintendo gens i can't miss roght now? Thank you



@andry9611 Both are excellent games. I got the Switch for Mario Kart 8, and I've never been able to get into fighters. So, I'm biased toward Mario Kart. For me, when family visits, Mario Kart is the clear go to game for multiplayer. I imagine you'll get a mixed array of answers in here.

You say you're mainly going to play single player. What about online? Half, or most, of my MK8 hours are online racing.

Do you want a kart racer or do you want a fighter? (you can always get the other later 😉)

Here's nintendo's total sales numbers for the games, if you want a metric has a clear winner.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 45 million units
Smash Bros Ultimate 28 million units

Side note: On my Switch, Breath of the Wild has the most single player game hours logged.

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Let's imagine Mario Kart is the Helix Fossil, and Smash Bros is the Dome Fossil.

One will give you something friendly and round. The other one gives you something spikier, and more intimidating. Both become competitive creatures in the long run.


Which fossil do you pick.

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@andry9611 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has the better single player content, I find, since you've got stuff like World of Light (the adventure mode) and classic mode. If I'm playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, it's almost exclusively for the online multiplayer - grand prix and time trials haven't really held my attention for nearly as long. MK8D definitely has better online, though, since the game doesn't turn into a PowerPoint presentation if someone's connection messes up.

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@andry9611 Both are reasonably easy to get into, both have a substantial amount of single-player content. If I had to pick, I'd say smash bros has more replayability, but if you are planning on using it for multiplayer, Mario kart is an easier game for almost anyone to pick up and play.

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Wow, that's a great question! As the others have stated, both are brilliant games. I would say buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe now, and pick-up Smash when you're able to. Right now, you can pick-up the track expansion pack on Kart and that's kind of a current thing. Both are great fun in both single player and local multiplayer. I think Kart is easier to jump into if you have casual gaming friends. Both will provide many hours of single player fun. IMO, both are the best in their series.


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