The weekend is almost here, but there’s a blizzard today so there’s a snow day for everyone in my family. My cousins got a Switch for Christmas and they’re eager to try out the online features for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe with Kris and I.
I found it funny that I was scouring some gaming blogs and on My Nintendo News there was a quick article about Mario Kart Wii.
Mario Kart Wii was my favorite Mario Kart game ever. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is right up there with it, but the Wii version will always and forever have a special place in my heart.
Apparently, Mario Kart Wii was number 82 on the top 100 list of best sellers in the video game category on Amazon. This was just last month, December 2017.
Mario Kart Wii was originally released in April 2008. That’s nearly 10 years ago!
According to the article on My Nintendo News, some people are speculating that parents bought that version mistaking it for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch. I know a few people who got the Nintendo Switch for Christmas this year and I’m sure there are plenty more people and kids who got it that I don’t know of.
Could you imagine though? Getting a brand new console that takes itty-bitty cartridges the size of a pillow mint and get a game that contains a CD disc? What would be worse was if they didn’t own a Nintendo Wii either.
If it really is because people mixed up the two games, I guess I could understand. I know a lot of people who are completely clueless when it comes to games and consoles. When you buy on Amazon there’s no salesperson to tell you otherwise. You just point, click, and buy.
Then again, maybe some people are just discovering old Mario Kart routes again… I know I am with Super Mario Kart on the SNES Classic.
I haven’t turned on my Nintendo Wii in a long time though.
What do you think about this? Did some people buy the wrong game or are some people finding a love for their Wii again? Let me know in the comments below!