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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe bursts on scene, surging Switch sales prior to big holiday

May 09, 2017 1 min read

The sales number are in for Japan from April 24-30, 2017. Typically these release on Wednesday, but last week was Golden Week, a series of holidays smushed together. That big holiday is why these numbers are a little delayed (and also incidentally why I've been out a bit). Anywho let's look at what Japanese gamers picked up to dive into for the long holiday.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe kicked the door in with over 250,000 sales despite being mostly a port, which is a big reason Nintendo Switch sales surged from around 45,000 per week to over 76,000 leading up to Golden Week.

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