Nintendo Switch Achieves European Best Sellers of All Time Thanks to “Mario Kart”


Nintendo has revealed that the Nintendo Switch has just had its best week in terms of sales in Europe during the console’s lifespan.

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According to Nintendo, as spotted by VGC, more Nintendo Switch consoles and games (including both physical and digital copies) were purchased during the week of November 22 than at any time since March 2017, when the console launched.

This was in part fueled by a new hardware pack that included the incredibly popular Mario kart 8 and a three-month Nintendo Switch Online membership for a total cost of £ 259.99, almost £ 60 less than buying the items separately.

It comes just a week after a record number of Nintendo Switch consoles were sold during the week of November 15.

According to VGC, the launch of Shiny Diamond and Shiny Pearl Pokémon contributed to the success, with the remakes pair selling over six million combined copies worldwide in their first weekend on sale.

Nintendo Switch OLED. Credit: Chris Barraclough.

Recently, the Norwegian Consumer Council won its appeal against Nintendo for refusing to allow cancellations or refunds on pre-orders from Nintendo eShop, a result that could have far-reaching ramifications across Europe.

As reported by the Norwegian site, the Norwegian Consumers Council, the Norwegian Consumer Agency and equivalent bodies in Germany were successful in appeal to the Oberlandesgericht Frankfurt (Higher Regional Court, Frankfurt), the court ordering Nintendo to “cease and desist To its current practices regarding pre-orders.

Meanwhile, Studio MDHR has unveiled the release date of Cuphead: the last delicious dish DLC alongside a new trailer – watch it here.

Originally announced in 2018 with a release date slated for 2019, the DLC was initially pushed back to 2020 because the developer wanted to prevent his team from getting into the “crackle.”


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