Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

This week marks yet another major milestone for the best-selling Nintendo Switch title Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. If you saw yesterday's Japanese charts, Famitsu sales data reveals the game has now surpassed four million sales in Japan.

Yep, that's right! This reportedly makes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe the fourth Switch game in Japan to surpass the four million mark. It's previously been achieved by Animal Crossing: New Horizons (over 6.8 million units), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (around 4.4 million units), and Pokémon Sword and Shield (4.3 million units).

In terms of global sales, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still well out in front as the best-selling title. As of 30th June 2021, it's sold 37 million copies. Animal Crossing: New Horizons is in second place, with 33 million sales and Smash Bros. takes third place with 24 million sales. Overall this week, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe placed fourth in Japan's charts, just underneath Ring Fit Adventure.

While Nintendo appears to be well and truly done with this Mario Kart 8, earlier this year it did surprise fans with an incredibly minor update for the game that fixed a few issues. Have you contributed to Mario Kart's success on the Nintendo Switch? Are you still playing this game on a regular basis? Tell us down below.