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Which game will surpass Mario Kart 8 Deluxe as bestselling Switch title?

Pokemon Let's Go (Combined) 0 0.00%
 
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 17 39.53%
 
Animal Crossing 2019 0 0.00%
 
Pokemon 2019 18 41.86%
 
Mario Kart 9 6 13.95%
 
Other game (please write in the comments) 2 4.65%
 
Total:43

Smash might get above Mario Kart for a short while, but it definitely won't outsell it lifetime. The new Pokémon games are the only ones that could do that, but I'm leaning more towards MK8D staying on top (assuming MK9 doesn't get released on Switch).



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I could have seen an original 2D Mario title surpassing it but since they are doing the U thing, I doubt anything overtakes Mario Kart 8. Even if Mario Kart 9 happens (which I never thought would happen and still do not think will happen), I doubt Switch will still be relevant for a long enough stretch to propel the game over Mario Kart 8.



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There won’t be one to take the throne next. At best Smash for a short time soon, but Mario Kart 8 is going to reach 25m.

Last edited by S.Peelman - on 05 January 2019

Yerm said:
there is no force on the planet stronger than the release of a new main series pokemon game. even with everything else lined up for 2019, nothing is going stop it. its easily going to sell over 14 million lifetime with even a shot at 20 million

Mario Kart sold more than Pokemon on DS & 3DS.

DS

Mario Kart DS-23.60m

Pokemon Diamond/Pearl-17.67m

Pokemon Black/White-15.64m

3DS

Mario Kart 7-17.52m

Pokemon X/Y-16.34m

Pokemon Sun/Moon-16.13m



When the herd loses its way, the shepard must kill the bull that leads them astray.

Still a little strange to see a kart racer be a console's top seller.



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First Ultimate, then the Pokémon 2019 will surpass Ultimate



I have to imagine most Wii U owners either got a Switch or one day will, and there has to be some of the 8.42 million people that bought it on the Wii U like me that won't be double dipping on the game and buying it a second time. That would somewhat limit the sales compared to a new game like Smash where every Wii U owner that bought Smash there will more than likely buy the new game on the Switch. I say Smash should be close but may not reach the sales levels or Mario Kart, but I think the next Pokemon assuming it is done right will one day pass Mario Kart 8.



rapsuperstar31 said:
I have to imagine most Wii U owners either got a Switch or one day will, and there has to be some of the 8.42 million people that bought it on the Wii U like me that won't be double dipping on the game and buying it a second time. That would somewhat limit the sales compared to a new game like Smash where every Wii U owner that bought Smash there will more than likely buy the new game on the Switch. I say Smash should be close but may not reach the sales levels or Mario Kart, but I think the next Pokemon assuming it is done right will one day pass Mario Kart 8.

Most people who had Mario Kart 8 on the Wii U double-dipped, from my experience.



It's sad because I absolutely want a Mario Kart 9 on Switch and this "hurr durr duhm tiddly dumb there's nothing more you can do with Mario Kart, 8 is perfect I don't even want another one" is beyond dumb.

But eh, it probably wont happen. And hey, I don't mind if an F-Zero or Star Fox Racing game take up the spotlight as the new racing release from Nintendo.



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AngryLittleAlchemist said:
It's sad because I absolutely want a Mario Kart 9 on Switch and this "hurr durr duhm tiddly dumb there's nothing more you can do with Mario Kart, 8 is perfect I don't even want another one" is beyond dumb.

But eh, it probably wont happen. And hey, I don't mind if an F-Zero or Star Fox Racing game take up the spotlight as the new racing release from Nintendo.

I just really want a new F-Zero after all these years.