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Soundwave said:

This is one benefit of having a rabid, older fanbase, you get better software sales more quickly.

Kinda reminds me a little of Mario Kart 64 which I believe for the time (1997) was the fastest selling game ever in the US. 

That was Diddy Kong Racing.  Was the fastest to sell 1 million units in the US ever at the time. Something like 11 days.



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SpokenTruth said:
Soundwave said:

This is one benefit of having a rabid, older fanbase, you get better software sales more quickly.

Kinda reminds me a little of Mario Kart 64 which I believe for the time (1997) was the fastest selling game ever in the US. 

That was Diddy Kong Racing.  Was the fastest to sell 1 million units in the US ever at the time. Something like 11 days.

If I recall correctly Mario Kart 64 had the record first actually. But it's so long ago now (20 years ago, lol) that it's hard to find PR on the internet. I wonder if IGN64 has news archives that far back. 



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No!
Well, it is a racing game, so fastest is right!
This game won´t have legs, cause karts have wheels!
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is on the top of the podium!
Seems like a good start to Mario Kart, can it win more races and get the championship?



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Incredible, mario kart 9 sales are gonna be very interesting.



                                                                                     

That's really amazing. Congrats Nintendo.



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There's no way Smash Deluxe isn't being rushed to market now.



Soundwave said:
There's no way Smash Deluxe isn't being rushed to market now.

I honestly hope they won't rush it. This could be a great holiday/early 2018 title.



Squeezol said:
Soundwave said:
There's no way Smash Deluxe isn't being rushed to market now.

I honestly hope they won't rush it. This could be a great holiday/early 2018 title.

It'll be here before holiday I think. A port shouldn't take that long anyway. Gotta keep that sales momentum. 



Soundwave said:

I really hope Nintendo wasn't dumb and only shipped like 150k-200k Switch hardware to the US for all of April. That would be ridiculous.

Looking at how they've sold ~200k on April in Japan so far (without MK yet), and the US is a bigger market, it would be amazingly hilarous if they shipped so little.

On another topic, MK8D has a shot to top the April NPD now?



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Soundwave said:
SpokenTruth said:

That was Diddy Kong Racing.  Was the fastest to sell 1 million units in the US ever at the time. Something like 11 days.

If I recall correctly Mario Kart 64 had the record first actually. But it's so long ago now (20 years ago, lol) that it's hard to find PR on the internet. I wonder if IGN64 has news archives that far back. 

I was already looking.  Only found it on Diddy Kong hitting 400k in 4 days (that was one record it broke) but I also recall it hitting 1 million in 11 days (that was the other record).  MK 64 may have launched to records too but I can't find them and don't remeber that one like I do DKR.

 

http://www.ign.com/articles/1997/12/09/nintendo-says-diddy-makes-history

But notice those numbers.  400k in 4 days was consider a record in the US at the time.



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