Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Japan sales climb in Dec.

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Media Create Co., Ltd. this month said sales for Nintendo Co., Ltd.’s Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch increased in the latest retail data from Japan.

Between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sold 47,096 units in the period, a 60 percent increase from the week prior. It ranked as the No. 8 best-selling software in the period.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe includes all DLC tracks and characters new characters including Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, King Boo, Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.

Battle modes include Renegade Roundup to capture enemies and put them in jail; Balloon Battle, Bomb-omb Blast, Coin Runners, and Shine Thief to steal and hold the Shine Sprite for 20 seconds.

In addition, the title supports multiplayer for up to 12 local and online.

The final game includes two-item functionality, and new items including Boo and the Feather.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has sold 11.71 million units as of Sept. 2018.

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