Mario Kart Ranks Well in Bestselling Games List

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  1. Warner Williams

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    When Nintendo launched, its flagship product for the racing genre was F-Zero. However, in 2004, the console decided to change its premiere racing game for the Game Boy Advance. According to ex-Nintendo designer and former F-Zero producer, Takaya Imamura, the company saw Mario Kart's success and cheaper development, which led to the abandonment of the F-Zero franchise.

    As of March 31, 2023, reports show that over 125 million Nintendo Switch consoles had been shipped, with over 1 billion copies of games purchased for the platform. Among these popular games, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the best-selling game on the platform with over 53 million copies sold.

    That is on Nintendo. On the top ten best-selling games list, Mario Kart sits comfortably in third place outperformed only by Minecraft and Tetris. As of March 2022, the Mario Kart series has sold over 166.41 million copies worldwide.

    Many fans preferred F-Zero, but are equally happy with Mario Kart which has outsold and outperformed its predecessor in many ways.
     

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