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Lonely_Dolphin said:
Dulfite said:

Wow people. Zelda had new story, making it a new experience. As does Xenoblade. Mario kart 9 won't really offer much more than 8, some new tracks and maybe some new characters mixed with a lot of re used tracks from older games, and it won't even look better being on the same system.

If they said all new tracks, tons of new characters, tons of new modes, redid the online to make it a proper esport, and added a story mode then that would be fine, but they won't do all that. Just adding new tracks is DLC to me, and a lot won't buy it already having 8 which will look just as good. 

They should wait until the next device so they can make a huge graphical leap forward with time to build tons of new features, 60fps, new online modes and give the Switch 2 the proper launch game it needs so that it won't repeat the success/failure cycle Nintendo has from one gen to the next. The long game is the only thing that matters.

I shouldn't even have to explain why a sequel to Zelda and XC would bring a lot more new elements than a sequel to a non-story mode kart racer.

I take it the bolded baseless assumptions are the crux of why you're going to completely ignore the cold hard sales data. This might blow your mind, but the point of a sequel is to be similar. Given you're a fan of Paper Mario I would think you understand why this is important. That doesn't mean completely recycling the game of course, it's not like Game Freak would be the developer here lol. After MK8, we can totally give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they will invest a lot into it.

We know nothing of BotW2's gameplay either, could be exactly the same, and we already know it looks the same, yet with it you assume more favorably. I smell bias! I'm obviously biased towards Mario Kart, but I'm not going off assumptions, only the sales numbers which very clearly indicate that Mario Kart should be highest priority to get a sequel.

Slownenberg said:

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.

You seriously believe Diddy Kong/F-Zero/Kirby Air Ride/etc. would sell more than MK9!?!? Those series have never come close to Mario Kart numbers, but somehow 99% of MK8D owners would suddenly jump on such a game over a sequel to their preferred series. Again, being similar is the whole point of a sequel, to get more of what we enjoyed, and it also means it's an easy bet for Nintendo as they already know people want it.

Botw 2 would have a new story people would want to play through and experience. MK9 would just be new tracks and new cosmetics. That is hardly enough to convince people to buy a brand new game unless there are a ton of new features and it looks leaps and bounds better than the last one.



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Dulfite said:

Botw 2 would have a new story people would want to play through and experience. MK9 would just be new tracks and new cosmetics. That is hardly enough to convince people to buy a brand new game unless there are a ton of new features and it looks leaps and bounds better than the last one.

You just repeated yourself without addressing a single thing I said...

Ah whatever, let's just let time do the talking.



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mushroomboy5 said:
I mean...they really only Initially released MK 8 deluxe on the switch as an early on method of filling a gap in game release schedules and probably weren’t necessarily anticipating it would become the Systems biggest seller...and game development takes a few years. So it’s possible, in fact highly probable they have been working on mk8 successor to some capacity for a few years now. So it’s possible in my mind that we’ll see an mk9 sooner rather than later.

Supposing that is true and the game is good. The wise thing to do would be to sit on it until the Switch successor comes out.



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I'd love to get Mario Kart 9 on Switch, and it would be a big holiday title. But Nintendo probably wants to wait until 2021 or 2022 to release Mario Kart 9 if it comes out on Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on Switch. While it likely will continue to sell very well, I don't see it being able to manage 6 million plus per year for the Switch's lifespan. I don't see Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hitting Mario Kart Wii's 37.24 million units, but combined sales with the Wii U version will likely match or surpass that feat.



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Wman1996 said:

I'd love to get Mario Kart 9 on Switch, and it would be a big holiday title. But Nintendo probably wants to wait until 2021 or 2022 to release Mario Kart 9 if it comes out on Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on Switch. While it likely will continue to sell very well, I don't see it being able to manage 6 million plus per year for the Switch's lifespan. I don't see Mario Kart 8 Deluxe hitting Mario Kart Wii's 37.24 million units, but combined sales with the Wii U version will likely match or surpass that feat.

MK8 deluxe alone will beat MK Wii.



Lonely_Dolphin said:

He's not giving any details or specifics, so there's really no point to this rumor other than attention seeking. By the time we know if this rumor actually ends up being true, it'll also be completely irrelevant. I guess you could say if BotW2 is confirmed for 2021 then that means he's also right about the existence of MK9, but that's a stretch.

Honestly, it's pretty safe bet. ARMS was made by the same team and that released in 2017. It would be time for Mario Kart assume they went to work on that after ARMS. Also, the hint is dumb because you might as well just say what you mean (possibly could be guessing as well. If Mario Kart 9 doesn't happen, could be referring to anything and claim "I never said it was Mario Kart). 

Shadow1980 said:
Honestly, if the Switch were to get another major first-party racing title, I'd rather it be F-Zero. Nintendo has been sitting on that IP for far too long. The last entry in the series was over 15 years ago on the GBA, and the last console entry was a year before that. I was 23 when GX came out. Now I'm almost 40. Somebody that was a toddler when the last F-Zero game was released would be like a junior or senior in high school now. Younger gamers may only know of F-Zero through Mario Kart 8 and Smash. Nintendo shouldn't let their IPs remain inactive for so long, especially when there's clear demand for them.

Nintendo has been bad with a lot of their series. Why they haven't made an F-Zero is beyond me as the demand is there. It's been gone so long that you'd likely have people who have never played it before try it out. It also gives them a different title. 30 Player online multiplayer. Assuming it works, it's a great sell over more Mario Kart. 



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If a Mario Kart title is happening this year then it is a rare opportunity for Nintendo to radically experiment with the fundamentals of the series with zero risk of hurting the IP. If it fails, they can just go back to promoting Mario Kart 8:Deluxe but if it succeeds, they'll be able to expand their well of options for future Mario Kart iterations. If they play their cards right, they could create a kart game that's different enough to warrant making it its own series alongside Mario Kart without any risk of cannibalization.



wombat123 said:
If a Mario Kart title is happening this year then it is a rare opportunity for Nintendo to radically experiment with the fundamentals of the series with zero risk of hurting the IP. If it fails, they can just go back to promoting Mario Kart 8:Deluxe but if it succeeds, they'll be able to expand their well of options for future Mario Kart iterations. If they play their cards right, they could create a kart game that's different enough to warrant making it its own series alongside Mario Kart without any risk of cannibalization.

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