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  • Blog Post: Reminder: Today's The Last Day To Get Your Free Game With Mario Kart 8 From Nintendo

    Today's the last day to take advantage of the promotion offering a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, or The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD with Mario Kart 8. Announced shortly before Mario Kart 8's release , if you register your copy of the game by today, you get... More
  • Blog Post: The B Dasher Makes A Return In Mario Kart 8 DLC

    Nintendo has confirmed the return of one of Mario Kart’s more iconic designs. The B Dasher, which made its first appearance in Mario Kart DS (and was featured on the cover) will be coming as part of the first Mario Kart 8 DLC pack. The B Dasher appeared in Mario Kart Wii (though under the name... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Mario Kart 8 DLC, Including Link And 16 New Tracks, Confirmed For North America

    Update: Originally only confirmed for the UK, the large collection of Mario Kart 8 DLC, unsurprisingly, will be making its way to North America. The two DLC packs, which will each add three new characters, eight new tracks, and four new cars, will be available in the fall and in spring of 2015 for $7... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8's Mercedes-Benz DLC Dated For North America

    Mario Kart's bizarre partnership with Mercedes-Benz is making its way to North America in the form of DLC this month. We knew it would be making its way to North America , but now we know when. Releasing August 27, there will be three different Mercedes-Benz cars to download: a 2014 GLA,1934 W 25... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Sells 2.82 Million Units, But Nintendo Loses $97 Million During First Quarter FY15

    Let’s start with the good news. Mario Kart 8 is an overwhelming success, as Nintendo has announced that 2.82 million copies have been sold worldwide. Given the install base of 6.68 million, that works out to 42 percent of Wii U owners racing around the Mushroom Kingdom. Despite the monstrous attach... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Embraces The Luigi Death Stare In New Mario Kart 8 Ad

    The infamous Luigi death stare has moved beyond meme status and into the world of advertising. A new Japanese advertisement for Mario Kart 8 showcases Mario and pals in a race, focusing in on the racers in slow-motion, finishing out with a shot of Luigi as he drives by looking over his shoulder in disgust... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Dogs And Mario Dominate June NPD Numbers, Console Sales Strong

    Ubisoft's open-world hacking epic and Nintendo's latest racer posted strong sales in June. In the latest NPD charts, last month's big games continued to dominate the charts. Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 experienced strong sales. Nintendo has confirmed that Mario... More
  • Blog Post: There Is Losing In Mario Kart, And Then There Is Getting Wrecked Like This

    Most of us know the agony of getting hit with a blue shell moments before crossing the finish line. The same can be said of red shells and getting shunted off the course. Oh, and getting smacked with a thunderbolt, too. I guess what we’re trying to say is, there are a lot of ways to lose at Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Boosts Past 2 Million Copies Sold, Shareholders Re-Elect Iwata

    Nintendo has announced that over 2 million copies of Mario Kart 8 have been sold to consumers worldwide. This puts sales of the title at approximately 800,000 for the month of June after an opening weekend that saw movement of 1.2 million units . The news came by way of Nintendo’s annual general... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Mercedes Coming To North America In Mario Kart 8

    As we've previously covered , Nintendo is partnering with Mercedes Benz to bring one of the luxury car companies' SUVs to Mario Kart 8 in the form of a GLA-Class Kart. While the cross-promotional content was only originally slated for release in Japan, Nintendo recently announced that the kart... More
  • Blog Post: May 2014 NPD: PlayStation 4 And Watch Dogs Come Out On Top

    It’s no surprise that Watch Dogs came out on top of the May 2014 NPD report given its stellar performance out of the gate . This month did hold some surprises, and something for Nintendo to crow about. While we don’t know the sales gap between the five-SKU Watch Dogs and second place, the... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi Stares Into Your Soul If You Cross Him In Mario Kart 8

    Everyone’s excited for the recently released Mario Kart 8, including us , but there’s one racer who’s deadly serious about competing. Though the latest iteration in the beloved racing series launched just launched Friday, Death Stare Luigi has already made himself known on the raceway... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Speeds To Over 1.2 Million Sales In Opening Weekend

    Mario Kart is now a 100 million unit selling series. Friday’s launch of Mario Kart 8 has pushed the franchise past the mark with 1.2 million copies sold. The worldwide sales are a strong start, especially given only 6 million Wii Us in circulation as of March 31. Nintendo also shared complete sales... More
  • Blog Post: Club Nintendo Screeches To Halt On Mario Kart 8 Registrations

    If you’re trying to register your copy of Mario Kart 8, which came out today, you might be having some problems. Nintendo is offering a free game with registration, which has caused some strain for the company’s Club Nintendo login servers. Logging in is taking some time, with error messages... More
  • Blog Post: Live Stream – Mario Kart 8

    Mario Kart 8 released today, and in honor of the event, we'll be live streaming the game later today at 4 p.m. CT. We'll bring in a few editors to race a couple laps, bond and create everlasting friendships, and develop unforgivable rivalries that will last for years, all for your entertainment... More
  • Blog Post: Mario, Mercedes Team Up For Mario Kart Crossover

    Nintendo and Mercedes are having a synergistic moment today, with a cross-promotional ad campaign that merges the automotive and gaming worlds. A new Japanese TV marks the launch of the automaker's new GLA vehicle, with nods to classic Super Mario Bros. In addition to that, a tweaked version of the... More
  • Blog Post: Report: First Nintendo Mobile App Will Be Mario Kart TV

    In January, we reported that Nintendo was planning on moving into the mobile space, but not with its back catalog. At the year-end investor briefing, the company has shared additional details about what that will look like. According to analyst David Gibson, who is attending the briefing, the company... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Kart 8 Gets Bundle & Free Game Offer

    When Mario Kart 8 releases on May 30, gamers will have the choice to pick it up in a bundle that includes the game, a system, and other goodies. Nintendo announced via a Nintendo Direct that the Deluxe bundle includes the game, the Wii U, a red racing wheel, and red Remote Plus controller for $329.99... More
  • Blog Post: Koopalings Revealed For Mario Kart 8

    Bowser’s little helpers are going to join the team in the upcoming release on Wii U. During today’s Nintendo Direct, the publisher showed off an extensive trailer for the new game that included Larry Koopa, Lemmy Koopa, Roy Koopa, Iggy Koopa, Ludwig von Koopa, Morton Koopa Jr., and Wendy... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Mario Kart 8 Coming In May

    Nintendo held a investor conference tonight where it revealed a number of plans for the company's future, including the release window for Mario Kart 8. The May release window for Mario Kart 8 is a confirmation for Japan, but Mario Kart 7 released in Japan and North America by a gap a few days, so... More
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