Published: Fri, February 01, 2019
IT | By Jonathon Greene

Mario Kart mobile game delayed until summer

Mario Kart mobile game delayed until summer

Finally, both Pokémon: Let's Go! games hit the 10 million mark exactly.

Last year, Nintendo announced Mario Kart Tour - a mobile game app (so you know you won't be playing a full-fledged Mario Kart game on your phone anytime soon, unless you delve into the realm of emulators) that was supposed to come out by the end of March 2019. In the first half of the fiscal year it sold a total of 5.07 million units, and now after the third quarter it added 9.41 million units, putting it up to a total of 14.48 million Nintendo Switch consoles sold worldwide.

While many argued that the goal of twenty million Switch units shipped in a year was hard or even impossible to achieve, Nintendo held on to it for two quarters, but now they have finally dropped it to 17 million.

Meanwhile, the latest Mario Kart game, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Nintendo Switch, is available on Amazon.

Nintendo's had an uneven track record when it comes to mobile games based on its franchises. The current target now is a significantly more reasonable and, I wouldn't hesitate in saying a guaranteed 17 million units. It sold 12.08 million units.

Major software titles slated for release on Nintendo Switch include New Super Mario Bros. "The app will now launch in Summer 2019". The game was due to launch by March 31st this year, but will now be released sometime in summer.

Mario Kart is now the most successful first-party IP the company has on the Switch, so a mobile app could prove wildly popular, if executed correctly.

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