Niche??? Mario Kart sold more than God of War and The Last of Us 2 put together. It sells A LOT more than Zelda has ever done.More people would be open to trying an open world game like Zelda. Mario kart and platformers are sort of niche. I just think Zelda would appeal to a broader audience.
I don't follow your logic, like a lot of people in this thread, most of you guys are completely out of the loop when it comes to sale figures.Aww poor guy doesn’t want to buy another console (while he waits in queue for a 3090 for his gaming rig).
Out of all the 7 gaming gens Nintendo was in, they had one bad showing. And currently, they’re outselling their competitors. Why would they give up one of their biggest selling points to water down their games and sell them somewhere else?
GTA V maybe king with Tetris and Minecraft in the same ballpark, but nothing else comes even close. Not even other multi platform games. Honestly, the comparison is kind of dumb. You could easily ask “Can Assassin’s Creed ever catch it” and get the same answer.
Yes and it might sell another 10 million on Xbox and on PS4 and PC. That would be super fucking impressive if it did those numbers.I don't follow your logic, like a lot of people in this thread, most of you guys are completely out of the loop when it comes to sale figures.
Mario Kart 8 ain't just a popular game, it's towards the top end of the best-selling exclusives in the history of video games. The biggest franchise that Ubisoft has is Far Cry, even if you put together all sales of Far Cry 5 on every platform possible, Mario Kart 8 still annihilates it by a huge margin.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold on the Switch 2-3 times more than all the copies sold of Assassins Creed Odyssey across all platforms.
I think you underestimate how many people got a PS4 that are very young, or parents who have kids, who would have bought Mario Kart to play with their kids. It would have gone past 10 million so fast it wouldn't even have been funny. If that game was on the PS4 the entire cycle, man, it would have been mad, just imagine login into the PS Store and Mario was plastered across the store. It would have catered to that Sims, Guitar Hero, Crash Bandicoot audience ten times over.Yes and it might sell another 10 million on Xbox and on PS4 and PC. That would be super fucking impressive if it did those numbers.
All that to reach HALF of what GTA V did.
GTA V was one of the first GaaS that delivered on what it promised. It isn’t just one game but more like 2 dozen games in one world. Mario Kart is a kart racer and that’s it. The appeal would end much sooner. It’s apples and oranges.
Bottom line: You want to play Mario Kart? Buy a Switch.
eh, i bet thats mostly japanese people. i just think most people who dont care about console wars and probably dont game very much would be more interested in an open world game like zelda. they would liken it to GTA or something.Niche??? Mario Kart sold more than God of War and The Last of Us 2 put together. It sells A LOT more than Zelda has ever done.
Mario Kart 8? It’s kind of tame imo. I recently got MK8 Deluxe for the Switch and it’s not nearly as good as Mario Kart 64. Not as sharp in its controls, the tracks have so many vibrant colors and things going on that it’s impossible to pay full attention to the road all three laps most races. Speed is uncontrollably fast at 200cc
Mario Kart 64 was simple and effective. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has such a long learning curve. Raced for five hours and I’m still getting dusted by the computers most Grand Prix selections. Why am I so terrible at this game lol
I've followed gaming news in the last few years and I know GTAV was a huge success but this to me was still shocking.
Is there any estimate on the lifetime revenue of this game?