Analyst tips Nintendo to release second Switch Mario Kart game

Nintendo may reveal its subsequent Mario Kart recreation this yr, Kantan Video games analyst Dr. Serkan Toto has forecast.

Providing his predictions for 2022 in a article, Toto additionally means that the subsequent Mario Kart recreation may shake up the sequence with a shock factor.

“I’m conscious Mario Kart 8 Deluxe continues to be promoting very properly on the Nintendo Change, however Mario Kart 9 is in energetic improvement (and comes with a brand new twist) and Nintendo may tease it this yr,” he stated.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Overview Trailer – Nintendo Change

The final mainline entry in Nintendo’s racing sequence, Mario Kart 8, was launched for Wii U in 2014.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, an enhanced model of the sport for Nintendo Change, was launched in April 2017, the month after Nintendo’s newest console launched.

So far, Nintendo has by no means launched multiple mainline Mario Kart recreation on a single console.

The platform holder stated in November 2020 that Change had shipped nearly 93 million items and that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe had formally develop into the franchise’s best-selling entry ever with almost 40 million copies offered.

Mario Kart’s best-selling video games

  1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 38.74m
  2. Mario Kart Wii – 37.38m
  3. Mario Kart DS – 23.60m
  4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS) – 18.95m
  5. Mario Kart 64 – 9.8m

The newest entry within the sequence was September 2019’s Mario Kart Tour, a free-to-play cellular recreation. It had topped $200 million in participant spending and 200 million downloads as of April 2021, in response to cellular analysis agency Sensor Tower.

Kantan’s Toto additionally predicted that Nintendo will deliver one other of its main franchises to cellular gadgets this yr.

“On cellular, Nintendo has been very silent since Mario Kart Tour’s launch in 2019, however I believe 2022 is once we will see a longtime IP arriving on good gadgets once more,” he stated.