According to the sales-tracking group NPD, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the highest-selling game title of April 2017. It is worth noting that this number pertains only to physical games sold.
This number is particularly impressive for a handful of reasons. For starters, MK8D is essentially the same game as Mario Kart 8, which released in 2014, with a handful of additional features such as a dedicated Battle Mode and all previous DLC included. Additionally, the MK8D launched during the last week of April which gave the title under a week to surpass the sales of all other April titles. Finally, the fact that this titles launched exclusively on the Nintendo Switch which is new hardware which has only been available for around 2 months is even more impressive.
Mario Kart has historically sold well. Therefore, it is unclear whether or not this will be a trend with Nintendo Switch titles or if this is just an anomal
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