Last week, Reggie stated that since the release of Mario Kart 8 quadrupled the sales of Wii U systems the day of launch of the video game. He did not mention how or why they are quadrupled, but I have a feeling that most of the buys are because of the Mario Kart 8 bundles that Nintendo has made (like the Skylanders and Windwaker models, previously).
This is good news because a month ago we were talking about how little success Nintendo has made over the past few months with the Wii U. We were discussing their new system that was being rumored and stated that the Wii U was a bust and was going to take a whole hell of a lot to make Nintendo a viable competitor in the “Console Wars”. Now, let’s be clear here: The Wii U is still third in line behind the likes of the PS4 and Xbox One. However, now the gap between the three parties has closed tremendously.
Mario Kart 8 has Mario Kart 8 is, by far, one of the top games of the Wii U for a reason. This game is good. Really good. I stated on Boss Battle that this is one of the Top 2 Mario Kart games of all time. The graphics make this game pop like none other. Having this be a strictly HD Mario Kart game is one of the cooler things about this game. The new roads looks awesome and the way I know this is just looking at how crazy good Rainbow Road is. Yes, it’s not like the original Rainbow Road, but goodness does it look awesome. That’s not to say all the other tracks weren’t equally as awesome, they were awesome. However, let’s face it the best way to judge a Mario Kart is how both excited and irritated you are while playing their Rainbow Road.
This begs the question, will anyone touch what Mario Kart 8 has done? It could happen very, very soon as Super Smash Bros. is just right around the corner. They probably won’t touch the Wii U purchase jump, like Nintendo struck with the Wii U, but Smash Bros has been one of the top games in Nintendo’s resume for years, now, but I would not be surprised if most of the people who own Mario Kart 8 will also be owning Super Smash Bros and if that doesn’t do it, Zelda U. No doubt.
Is there a game that will touch the hotness of Mario Kart 8? Leave it in the comments below.