Following her Nintendo Labo collaboration with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots (see video above), American singer, songwriter and actress Ariana Grande appears to have acquired her very own Switch. The only problem is, she had to sort out a few things before she could enjoy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with a friend who was in another location.
Taking to Instagram, Ariana asked her 123 million followers how she could play Mario Kart online with a friend:
“does anybody know how to playmario kart with a friend from different locations onnintendo switch? pls dm me it’s urgent. thank u so much.”
She obviously worked out friend codes needed to be exchanged and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription was required in order to get the race up and running. After this was solved, she posted the following picture acknowledging the "crazy" powers of modern technology:
While it's not exactly mind-blowing a famous person is playing Mario Kart on the Switch, it helps reinforce the fact that this has been an incredibly successful generation for Nintendo so far.
Last week, Cristiano Ronaldo - the famous Portuguese football player - tweeted a picture of himself wearing a Super Mario Odyssey hat to his 75 million followers, and not long ago, American singer Lady Gaga was spotted tweeting about her love of Bayonetta to her 77 million followers.
All of this is a reminder of just how far Nintendo has come since the Wii U generation, which was an uphill battle from the very beginning. Now the company has some of the most famous people in the world actively tweeting about the Switch to millions of followers. Surely it will translate to even more sales success for the system over time.
I’m sure @Anti-Matter has had a few disconnections while playing his Switch. Why don’t you give him an article on that?
@ReaderRagfish Celebrities don’t use Google. It’s too “high-tech”.
@ReaderRagfish: What is this "Google" you speak of? Sounds like one of those new hipster devices.
Very happy with Nintendo right now....and the BEST stuff for switch is yet to come(we've had some great games so far), that's the beauty of it!
Talk about being an unresourceful, non-self sufficient idiot.
@KromCompany that's basically what most celebrities are. Their only good at one or 2 things and common sense escapes them.
@KromCompany talk about free publicity for Nintendo.
@LUIGITORNADO For a second can we look past the idea of free publicity and just look at how stupid celebrities are?
TBH, I would pay to see @AlexOlney interview @Anti-Matter.
Instead of focusing on the success of the switch in this article, why not focus on the fact that Nintendo has made playing with a friend online so unintuitive that she called out to fans for help? And to top it off this clunky, unintuitive and limited service is now subscription based!?
I wanna know if Elton John plays the LABO piano!
@Metalslime How so? It literally let's you go straight to it on the menu. Only thing remotely non-intuitive is the friend code system
Love it that so many people enyoing the switch!
Perfect example of the normie audience not understanding they need to pay a stupid premium to play online. Take notes, Nintendo. Regular people buy online games expecting to play them online.
@KingdomHeartsFan My mom is old. Ariane grew up with this technology because she is around my age.
To fellow readers:
1. The singer is not stupid. There is no need for people to know everything.
2. The online aspect and even the friend code system is fine. Could be a little better? Yes. It's not bad, though.
@Tyranexx it's actually some goggles
To the people mocking celebrities asking twitter questions. If you had millions of people hanging off your every word on twitter you'd ask twitter rather than google. Especially for more technical questions in areas you're not an expert on.
It might highlight the popularity of the switch but it also highlights how shambolic the promotion and execution of the online service has been.
Justin Bieber has been pictured playing the Switch too...it helps sell! Nintendo may send them for free.
I would love it if she said how stupid it was using voice chat through a phone app, instead of the system itself. Nintendo would go from: 'yay, free celebrity promotion!' to: 'we do not know of this person…'
@Mrtoad I think he should write an article every week! "The things that matter...with @Anti-Matter. This week - the lack of six packs in kid friendly games"
...I would read it..
.....Yeah, why did this need an article?
And not long ago, American singer Lady Gaga was spotted tweeting about her love of Bayonetta to her 77 million followers.
This normally wouldn't matter to me, except she started tweeting about Bayonetta on the day I finished playing through both games! I kinda hope Platinum asks her to sing something for Bayonetta 3.
Geez Louise, everyone is so mean to Anti-Matter. I mean, I get that he can be annoying sometimes, but gosh.
Tyler the creator has a Wii U and logic would play Mario kart 8 deluxe on his tour and I saw a lot of celebrities with switch’s
@Toads-Friend Nintendo would never send [removed] for free, maybe some Nintendo switch stickers 😂
Mind your language - Octane
How about we ask how arrogant gamers are?
I know a handful of people who enjoy Mario Kart, but would need to ask for help to play online with a friend. That doesn’t make them stupid.
Stop being territorial.
@MH4 He attacks people all the time.
@Shadowmoon522 I'm an I.T. person and I have seen people who are in their 20's who struggles with the basics of technologies
@LUIGITORNADO If you attack him back, that makes you no better
@MH4 I blocked him. All I'm trying to say you treat people how you want to be treated.
@KingdomHeartsFan i know full well she can't. well, i mean its surprising she hasn't ended up on the news for murder or assault given how many knives she throws at people but thats an entirely different kind of fame.
@youngspark91 i never said it was exclusive to celebs, its just that celebs are more on a pedestal then the common person and cannot exist without being judged.
This isn't really about Ariana struggling to connect and trying to find answers, but noting the fact that one of the biggest popstars in the world owns a Switch and plays Mario Kart. This will translate to more sales as she has legions of fans who will jump on the bandwagon to be like her (and some will even be naïve enough to think they have a chance of encountering her in a lobby)
As the article points out, Nintendo have come a long way since the last gen at getting the rich and famous to buy their consoles and games. How many celebrities mentioned owning a Wii U?
@LUIGITORNADO That’s what I’m saying too. 😊
Wow this place is full of SJW's from the last time I have posted here.
A famous person play Switch, then Switch must be good.
Also, NL forgot to mentioned Stormy Daniels and her book about Toad from Mario Kart. Now even Trump knows MK.
The absolute salt in these comments xD
Ariana is awesome, and probably the biggest pop star of this moment. So her actively asking about this is really good fir nintendo. (And hey, at least 25 people left a comment. That's a pretty good show for a reason tidbit!)
@Metalslime Like the other Consoles??
Dear God, she writes like a 6-year-old learning how to type. Use grammar when you write, boys and girls. You'll appear much more intelligent.
@KingdomHeartsFan "You don't need to pay a fee to go online with any other devices."
There are these other slightly popular devices called Xbox and Playstation that also require paid subscriptions to play online. Their subscription services are actually more expensive than Nintendo's.
@KingdomHeartsFan I apologize for my snarky comment. Somehow I missed that you were talking about all consoles, not just the Switch. Plus there was no need for me to be snarky like that anyways. I shouldn’t post while half asleep.
Friend codes are stupid, they really should get rid of that antiquated system. However I already knew Ariana Grande was a gamer, she got an entire cross promotion of her being in final fantasy brave exvius on mobile supposedly she is a massive whale player in that game. I respect fellow gamers, and while I didn't like the collab I think it's cool that she's a gamer.
The celebrities question only magnifies her lack of desire to be a jack of all trades and master of none, as so many people seem so strangely proud to be today.
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