Can you believe it? Mario Kart Wii is officially 9 years old! Yup, you read that right. Alongside with New Super Mario Bros. Wii as one of the flagship best selling titles on the console, the game was played by casual and hardcore gamers all over the world.
The game is 9 years old in Japan today and we just want to say congrats to a great franchise!
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Back in the day before the use of modern cell phones and desktops, if you had something big coming up, you’d write it down on a calendar hanged on your wall (unless you were one of those fancy cool cats with a notepad) with every month being greeted with a new picture for that month.
The Mario Kart series 2017 calendar is coming to retailers starting August 9th, with themed picture from Mario Kart 8, Mario Kart 7, and more. Featuring all of your favorite Mushroom Kingdom friends in go karts, you can pre-order it on Amazon right here. Check out below all the details from the page listing.
Speed through 2017 with your favorite Nintendo characters from the bestselling MarioKart™ video game franchise, including Mario™, Luigi™, Yoshi™, Princess Peach™, and Bowser™, as they zip to the finish line. With speed-boosting mushrooms, powerful fire flowers, hazardous bananas, and lucky coins, each month in this 2017 calendar will be full of adventure with colorful 3-D art at every turn. Includes art from MarioKart 7™, MarioKart 8™, MarioKart Wii™, and MarioKart DS™.
The daily eShop Thursday update is now live, and to accommodate with such releases, Nintendo of America has gone the usual path and given trailers for the recently released Virtual Console games that released on Wii U and 3DS. This week, you can see and download Cybernator (Wii U), Super Mario Kart (Wii U), Mega Man 5 (Wii U). Check them all out below.
According to the latest rating from the ESRB rating board, Super Mario Kart is coming to the Wii U Virtual Console. This is the first iteration of the everlasting series and is beloved by many and still is used competitively in tournaments. Are you ready for Super Mario Kart on your Wii U?
The game sales charts are now in once again, courtesy of GFK. The other side of the track looks positive for Mario and the crew. As Mario Kart 8 debuts in the 3rd spot in the individual formats charts. It was outsold by the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 version of Watch_Dogs. In what is a surprise, Mario Kart 8 however, did outsell the Xbox 360/Playstation 3 versions of Watch_Dogs, showing that the Wii U still has a possible turning point to success. Mario Kart 8 was the only title that was on a Nintendo platform to make it to the top selling 40 in the UK. Here’s the complete Top 40 charts for the week of 25-05-14 through 31-5-14:
TW Title Format Label Publisher
– 1 WATCH DOGS PS4 UBISOFT UBISOFT
– 2 WATCH DOGS XB ONE UBISOFT UBISOFT
– 3 MARIO KART 8 WII U NINTENDO NINTENDO
– 4 WATCH DOGS XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
– 5 WATCH DOGS PS3 UBISOFT UBISOFT
3 6 MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION 3 EDITION PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
6 7 MINECRAFT: XBOX 360 EDITION XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
1 8 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER PS4 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
7 9 TITANFALL XB ONE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
2 10 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER XB ONE BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
– 11 WATCH DOGS PC UBISOFT UBISOFT
9 12 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
4 13 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER XB360 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
10 14 FIFA 14 PS4 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
13 15 FIFA 14 XB360 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
12 16 2014 FIFA WORLD CUP BRAZIL PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
11 17 PLANTS VS ZOMBIES: GARDEN WARFARE XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
– 18 BORDERLANDS 2 VITA 2K GAMES SONY COMPUTER ENT.
19 19 THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
31 20 FIFA 14 PS3 EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
22 21 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
8 22 WOLFENSTEIN: THE NEW ORDER PS3 BETHESDA SOFTWORKS BETHESDA SOFTWORKS
14 23 TITANFALL XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
21 24 TERRARIA XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS 505 GAMES
17 25 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS4 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
26 26 LEGO THE HOBBIT XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
18 27 FIFA 14 XB ONE EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS
27 28 SKATE 3 XB360 XBOX 360 CLASSICS ELECTRONIC ARTS
23 29 GRAND THEFT AUTO V XB360 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
16 30 FORZA MOTORSPORT 5 XB ONE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
– 31 CALL OF DUTY: GHOSTS PS3 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
30 32 SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
29 33 LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES XB360 WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE WARNER BROS. INTERACTIVE
15 34 INFAMOUS: SECOND SON PS4 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
– 35 FORZA HORIZON XB360 MICROSOFT MICROSOFT
38 36 GRAND THEFT AUTO V PS3 ROCKSTAR TAKE 2
25 37 GRAN TURISMO 6 PS3 SONY COMPUTER ENT. SONY COMPUTER ENT.
37 38 ASSASSIN’S CREED IV: BLACK FLAG XB360 UBISOFT UBISOFT
28 39 THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 XB360 ACTIVISION ACTIVISION BLIZZARD
32 40 BATTLEFIELD 4 XB360 EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS
Mario Kart 8 is slowly creeping its way to its May 30th release date. With about 20 days of release until the game, more coverage of the game is surfacing the Internet. Nintendo Life takes the ground on Battle Mode for Mario Kart 8 and slip and slide with bananas and get demolished with green shells. Take a look at the video for more gameplay of the game.
Wondering how the Mario Kart 8 upload feature works or looks like? Here’s a glimpse of how the replay lobby looks like. You can rewind, fastforward, pause and more when replaying videos, giving them a special effect when hitting your enemy with a red sheel and going for first place!
Now that the media has gotten their review copy’s of Mario Kart 8, more gameplay videos are rolling out and into the internet. YouTube channel GameXplain has uploaded a video of Mount Wario, which is a 3 lap course that goes straight forward and the course doesn’t loop in a circle, making it feel different than other courses. Just be careful with those boomerangs!