You’ll never guess what Nintendo is offering for its Black Friday sale. You’ll never guess in a million years! ….wait, did you just say “Mario Kart 8 Bundle”? How did you do that?
Mario Kart 8
The Nintendo Wii U console was generally seen as a disappointment with Nintendo, and it’s one that Nintendo will be working hard to rectify with the launch of the new console, the Nintendo Switch next year. However, the Wii U did have its fair share of hit games, including Mario Kart 8. The game was a strong seller for the console, and Nintendo has recently confirmed in its official sales data that the game has broken the eight million unit sales mark. You can check out the software figures at this link.
Nintendo and Mario Kart fans who have been waiting on getting a Wii U might want to start saving up their money because Nintendo has just announced a new Wii U hardware bundle. The new bundle is pre-installed with a copy of Mario Kart 8 along with download codes for the game’s two downloadable content packs that were released in the last year.
Easily one of the funnest things to come out of the latest Nintendo Direct was the announcement that Mario Kart 8 was getting a free update, and update featuring a brand new race class: 200cc. This class was meant to be the pinnacle of racing, as it would feature blistering speeds, and a need to be truly in tune with not just the track, but your racer and cart.
From November 21 to December 21, Nintendo will be hitting the road on a mall tour to promote its products. An interactive exhibit featuring several playable kiosks will be displayed across the country. Both versions of the new Super Smash Bros, Hyrule Warriors, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Skylanders: Trap Team, Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Yoshi’s New Island and Sonic Boom will be among the offerings passersby can fiddle with.
The holiday season is a time when family and friends come together to have a great time and give out gifts to one and other. However, things can get a bit tricky if one of your loved ones loves gaming but you don’t know what to get them. Is the title new, will it be appropriate for the whole family and is it actually any good? Well this guide is here to help. It goes through a number of excellent games that are suitable to be played by both children and adults, often at the same time, giving you plenty of ideas about what would be the best presents to buy this year.
Nintendo has announced that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has sold over 490,000 copies in its first three days in the United States. The publisher revealed that the 490,000 units refers to both physical and digital copies.
Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 has sold 3.49 million copies in its first four months.
One of the biggest gripes that Nintendo fans have had with the Wii U console is that its name is overly confusing. The main point being it fails to differentiate itself from its predecessor, the Wii. They argue that this, along with its similar look and size, means that many potential customers are not aware that the Wii U is a brand new console.
Mario Kart 8 helped the Wii U to sell four times as many units as the previous week before release. Speaking to Polygon Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime explained that as well as increasing the number of consoles sold, almost 1 in 5 of those who already owned the Wii U purchased the game.
Interested in test driving the new Mario Kart 8? Gamers in the United States will have an opportunity to try the new wheels this weekend, ahead of Mario Kart 8’s May 30 release date.
Today during its E3 Direct presentation Nintendo announced Mario Kart 8 for Wii U. Mario Kart 8 will launch in spring 2014 and contains many new features. Perhaps the most noticeable new feature is the anti-gravity courses, certain areas of some tracks in the game will feature anti-gravity where players will be racing vertically as well as along walls and buildings.