The release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch is just around the corner now, 28th April to be precise. One of the biggest selling points with the Switch version is the portability, however it's also got a fully fleshed out Battle Mode - unlike the more basic offering in the Wii U version - and you can also race as five new characters (Inkling Girl, Inkling Boy, King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.). It contains all the paid DLC, too.

This is a game that could be perfect for playing often on the Switch between other games, so it may make sense to opt for the download version. But what if it's a monster download? Worry not, Amazon Germany has revealed that it will be a manageable 6.75GB download, which will easily fit on your Switch internal memory - or any Micro SD card that you might have lying around.


We couldn't resist booting up our Wii U to see how the Deluxe version measures up against the original - below are the Wii U numbers:

  • Game data: 4120 MB
  • Add on data (DLC): 1632 MB
  • Update data: 454 MB

With everything from the Wii U version added the file size is 6.2GB, so it looks like Nintendo has done a great job in cramming the new Battle mode content into an efficient file size.

Will you be picking up Mario Kart 8 Deluxe later this month? Has this news tempted you to download it rather than plunge for the cart?

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