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Pemalite said:
Ljink96 said:

Uhh...I know how old 8 is. Which is why I said "I'd love a new Kart, who wouldn't at this point". Yes, it's obvious it's an old game but the fact remains that it's still selling like a new game. 

Doesn't help that the game gets bundled heavily as well.

Either way, I think a new entry could be fitting, Mario Kart 8 has shifted 22.96 million copies across WiiU and Switch (Granted there is some double dipping in that number, but who gives a shit.)
That is 22.96 million~ potential customers that a Mario Kart 9 could be very tempting for, so while yes... Mario Kart 8 is still selling, still priced high, Mario Kart 8 could help shift more consoles like it did for the WiiU.

It actually sold 22.96M on Switch alone. With a further 8.5M on WiiU give or take.



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S.Peelman said:
Pemalite said:

Doesn't help that the game gets bundled heavily as well.

Either way, I think a new entry could be fitting, Mario Kart 8 has shifted 22.96 million copies across WiiU and Switch (Granted there is some double dipping in that number, but who gives a shit.)
That is 22.96 million~ potential customers that a Mario Kart 9 could be very tempting for, so while yes... Mario Kart 8 is still selling, still priced high, Mario Kart 8 could help shift more consoles like it did for the WiiU.

It actually sold 22.96M on Switch alone. With a further 8.5M on WiiU give or take.

Isn't it the top selling Switch game period?



Slownenberg said:
Lonely_Dolphin said:

What makes no sense is leaving tons of money on the table that would also please a majority of the fanbase. I don't think Nintendo is going to ignore the fact that far more fans like Mario Kart than any other racer just cause a port already exist on the system. A 20+ million seller like MK9, even if it were to cut MK8D's legs to 0 (lol no), would still net a lot more profit than the 2-3 million sales Diddy Kong/F-Zero/Kirby Air Ride would generate. From both a consumer and business standpoint, MK9 should hold more priority than most other games let alone just racers.

Then why haven't they released multiple mario karts every generation? We know the answer, because they would just compete against each other. And most people who bought the first one wouldn't bother with the second one because they already have the Switch Mario Kart. Mario Kart isn't gonna happen. Deal with it. Mario Kart 9 will probably be Switch 2 launch title. It makes no business sense for them to try to cannibalize their best selling game with a sequel on the same system (which they've never done) that would no doubt be very similar, rather than spend those resources making a different game that will sell on its own and not cut into the sales of their biggest seller. The only people who want Nintendo to completely change their Mario Kart strategy and release two Mario Karts on a single system are some of the Wii U owners who already had 8 on the Wii U. Needless to say thats a very small percentage of Switch owners and Mario Kart 8D owners.

Mario Kart 9 isn't happened on Switch. It would be a stupid decision and would be totally changing Mario Kart from a one per system series. There would be no point in releasing another mario kart for the same system. Not gonna happen. Nobody wants this. What would you rather have, another very similar mario kart that we already have on the system, or a brand new game? 99% of people would prefer a new game.

First off, I want to say that I agree that a Mario Kart sequel is probably not on the horizon, but I think some of your reasoning is flawed.

You ask why they haven't released multiple Mario Karts every generation... I would suggest that it's because they take time to develop, and overly saturating the market with sequels tends to cause the IP's value to depreciate. But since Mario Kart 8 was a port, that means that it has been quite enough time for them to have developed a sequel by now.

You also say that it makes no business sense for them to cannibalize their best selling game with a sequel on the same system, which they've never done. It affects your credibility when you state things without verifying them first. Wii Sports and Wii Fit both had sequels on the same system. And I understand Wii Sports was a pack-in title, but the point is that just because a game is the "best-selling game on a console" doesn't mean it shouldn't get a sequel. In fact, I think most companies would be opportunistic and see great sales as a reason to make a sequel in the first place. Halo led to Halo 2. GTA3 led to Vice City. It's fairly common to make a sequel if sales are high. That's the thing about business.

Anyways, yeah, I doubt Nintendo will release another Mario Kart game on the Switch, although since I owned MK8 on both Wii U and on Switch, I am longing for a new MK experience myself. So for you to say, and I quote, "Nobody wants this"... it makes me wonder how you view the world.



RolStoppable said:
S.Peelman said:
Pretty much every game has tyres in it somewhere, that doesn't mean much.

We are going to get Donkey Kong Country 6, so show some more excitement.

YES! This is also my guess. Mario Kart would be too soon, plus he already said it was from a franchise "you probably don't expect." He knew by saying tires everyone would think MK, but of course tires are a huge staple of the Donkey Kong franchise as well.

My only other guesses would be Excitebike (that would be awesome) or Pikmin 3. Pikmin because remember you are very small, and I could see him mentioning tires specifically if say your home base in the game turns out be a tractor tire or something lol



CaptainExplosion said:
S.Peelman said:

It actually sold 22.96M on Switch alone. With a further 8.5M on WiiU give or take.

Isn't it the top selling Switch game period?

Yes, and it'll stay that way without breaking a sweat.



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Maybe the major Switch title this Holiday season with tires in it could be.....Nah, that's stupid.



S.Peelman said:
Pemalite said:

Doesn't help that the game gets bundled heavily as well.

Either way, I think a new entry could be fitting, Mario Kart 8 has shifted 22.96 million copies across WiiU and Switch (Granted there is some double dipping in that number, but who gives a shit.)
That is 22.96 million~ potential customers that a Mario Kart 9 could be very tempting for, so while yes... Mario Kart 8 is still selling, still priced high, Mario Kart 8 could help shift more consoles like it did for the WiiU.

It actually sold 22.96M on Switch alone. With a further 8.5M on WiiU give or take.

Happy to stand corrected.



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There is no tires in F-Zero. We can eliminate that title I guess.



jenpol said:
There is no tires in F-Zero. We can eliminate that title I guess.

As we have been for fifteen years. -_-



I'm not getting the "it will cannibalize the sales of their best title" arguement. MK8D has maybe a 10m left in it but MK9 would easily sell over 20m and MK8D won't completely stop selling so from a business perspective there's a greater sales potential in releasing MK9 than just letting MK8D do its thing.



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