Published: Fri, February 01, 2019
Tech | By Constance Martin

Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile

Nintendo delays its very first Mario Kart game for mobile

Nintendo first confirmed Mario Kart Tour for mobile exactly one year ago today. That would place its release between January and March of this year. This is a target that Nintendo is very likely to hit, given that they've now sold 14.5 million since the financial year began. On the console front, the hybrid-baby that is the Switch has been a big-seller for the company, having sold over 32.27 million units since launch.

On the software side though it's nothing but good news, as they reveal that the three months from October to December were the best ever for Switch software sales, which rose 30% from past year. Ultimate is now the fastest selling home console game Nintendo has ever released, with sales currently at 12.08 million.

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Nintendo told us last October that Mario Kart was still on track for an early 2019 release, but the Japanese company today followed up with some disappointing news.

"Mario Kart Tour" was scheduled to be released this fiscal year, which ends in March, but the game is being pushed back in order to "improve quality of the application and expand the content offerings after launch". Many are quick to share their negative thoughts towards Nintendo's porting endeavours at the moment, but it's clear to see why so many Wii U games are coming to Switch - and it's clear that an very bad lot of players want them, too.

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