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Mario Kart 8 Is the UK’s Top Selling Black Friday Game

We’re never getting a new Mario Kart game. Ever. It’s all because of the fact that Mario Kart 8 continues to sell like hotcakes.

Per a report from GamesIndustry.biz, the popular Nintendo Switch game sold over two million copies in the UK. This is an increase in units old of 567%. It undoubtedly helps that there was a Switch/Mario Kart 8 bundle available for Black Friday deals.

It should be noted too that the charts only include physical copies. Digital sales are not factored in as well.

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Mario Kart 8’s success in sales isn’t limited to just Black Friday. Per the NPD Group, it’s one of the top ten selling games of 2021 period.

The game, originally released for the Wii U in 2014 and remastered for the Nintendo Switch in 2017, is holding its own with other juggernauts of the year.

RankRank Last MonthTitlePublisher
11Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold WarActivision Blizzard (Corp)
22Madden NFL 22Electronic Arts
33MLB: The Show 21^Sony (Corp)
44Resident Evil: VillageCapcom USA
55Super Mario 3D World*Nintendo
66Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles MoralesSony (Corp)
77Mario Kart 8*Nintendo
8NEWFar Cry 6Ubisoft
98MinecraftMultiple Video Game Manufacturers
1010Assassin’s Creed: ValhallaUbisoft
Source: NPD Group

The full list of top ten games sold in the UK are as follows, for the week ending November 27th.

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Last WeekThis WeekTitle
71Mario Kart 8: Deluxe
52FIFA 22
123Minecraft (Switch)
44Call of Duty: Vanguard
175Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
16Pokémon Brilliant Diamond
107Just Dance 2022
118Animal Crossing: New Horizons
89Far Cry 6 Pack
1310Mario Party Superstars
Source: Games Industry

For more Mario Kart fun, be sure to check out our ranking of Mario Kart 8 tracks!

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Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.