Jun 5th, 2014


If you haven’t yet picked up Mario Kart 8 for your Wii U, now might be the time to do it. Amazon currently has a deal on the title, selling it for $48.81. The free game promotion is still going on with Club Nintendo, so if you don’t already have Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, New Super Mario Bros. U, or Wind Waker HD, you essentially get two games for $48. Not bad at all.

Snap this one up while it lasts, because there’s no telling how quickly they’ll go. Mario Kart 8 has already sold 1.2 million within its first few days of being on the market.

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  • Tecpedz94

    Wow thats crazy. Whoever didn’t get it now is your chance.

  • Kevdbeast

    Dang,too bad I have my copy already,no regrets though 😀

    • Clel


      • lonewolf


  • Decker Shado

    $52.10 after tax.

    How do I know this?


  • I should sell mine back and pick it up again XD

  • Aldo

    Just bought it online yesterday in BestBuy for about 60 with taxes and shit, oh well.

    • steveb944

      Buy this one, return/cancel order on Best Buy.

      If you don’t want to go that route someone did mention Best Buy price matches, but I don’t know if that’ll work post purchase.

    • gamingpalooza

      Best Buy guarantees 15 day price matching after purchase… all you have to do is go to a Best Buy and they will adjust the price. I’ve done it quite a few times.

  • AlienFanatic

    Not anymore it’s not.

    Huh. First time, it was $60. I came back here, clicked again, and it is $48 again. I stand corrected.

  • gamingpalooza

    F*ck amazon.. they were caught selling counterfeit xbox hard drives…

    Go to Best Buy because they will price match Amazon and you can pick up Mario Kart right on the spot.

  • JBeauregard

    Well, that was short loved. Already back to full retail!

  • steveb944

    Not sure if I made the right choice…

    • Sdudyoy

      That looks awesome.

      • Michael Hancock

        It’s a shell.

    • ScrewAttack

      The spiny shell is a thing of beauty. And surprisingly big.

      I’ve a feeling the Samus figma and some other Nintendo merchandise will follow. Guess I do have a spare shelf in the detolf!

    • Nintendofreak

      while in america…u get a stupid 15 inch poster……………or a gas card for 10 buck

      • Mike

        Here in canada if you pre-ordered MK8 you’d get a blue shell meme they got off of google…

        • Nintendofreak

          xd well thats even lamer

        • Prizm

          “you’d get a blue shell meme”
          ahaha I saw that here in Australia as well (I think it was JB HiFi), that IS lame.

      • steveb944

        I actually had my buddy buy it in NY from Nintendo World when they told us about it on here. Cost about $105 with the item and shipping. I made sure it had tracking and insurance. Haha.

    • Dominicruz

      are you happy of your purchase?

      • steveb944

        Yeah the box it came in is also pretty great. Granted I spent about $105 (set+ shipping from my friend in NY) but it was well worth it for my fanboyism.

    • YoG99

      I’m so jealous (seriously).

      • steveb944

        Don’t be too jealous. I have to say it just sits on top of the stand, I was expecting more of an actual statue solid style. I foresee my little cousin grabbing it and throwing it at me or my siblings because we win races and he doesn’t, blue shell in real life I think hurts equally.

    • WarioForever

      My limited edition with tshirt and keyring is coming 18.6! I really can’t wait! (bought it on ebay)

    • HorizonChaser

      Since video games obviously influence behavior, you should drive around the highway with that in one hand just to see the reactions.

    • Dan

      I ordered mine from Amazon Europe. It cost about $85 and came with a game that I (knowingly before hand) cannot play on my US console. But I got the trophy!

      • steveb944

        That’s pretty good, considering that you can try and sell the game itself back on eBay. Hopefully Nintendo addresses region locking this year at E3 and you won’t have to do anything.

  • Pinky Peach

    I just can’t believe all the disrespect I saw in the Iwata is sick article… Seriously, I could expect that from anywhere, but less from here… You guys disappoint me. (not generalizing here)

    • Adrian

      You might wanna address this….in the Iwata is sick article. Just a thought.

      • Pinky Peach

        I already did. I think I will stop comment every once in a while in this page, that level of inmaturity is beyond comprehension.

        • Dominicruz

          some of the people in this website and Nintendo fans are kids remember that inmature and some haters remember that

          • i don’t think so, they’re more trolls that kids, i see lots of 30s here.

    • I wished him well…

  • I heard that was a temporary pricing error.. My brother tried to get it and when it was put in his cart to purchase the price went back up

  • Michael Ocampo

    While $59.98 isn’t exactly the price drop some people were hoping for… I found this sweet deal for Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for $16.19 subtotal! There also other low prices for other games like The Wonderful 101 for $23.99 and ZombiU
    for $13.40!!

  • RyuNoHadouken

    you will also get $5 off if you install Amazons one button app on your browser($5 off promo with first purchase over $25 through one button…valid only on purchases sold and shipped by Amazon)

    • steveb944

      Thanks! I had no idea that existed.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        no problemo

  • The Clockwork Being

    Haters be like: Still overpriced, ill get it when the price goes down.

  • oontz

    It’s currently listed as $59.98.

  • BIG Franky

    well that didn’t last long… must’ve been a glitch, as its back to normal price ($59.96) now….

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Has anyone heard this yet?


    If it’s real it looks like this is one of Nintendo’s unannounced games.

  • bizzy gie

    Really it’s $49. I never round down when it’s close to next number. Especially how people with $**.99 prices.

  • Ferd726

    Ebay is selling for $40 with out code.
    And $20 to $30 with only the code.

  • darkcreap

    By the way, what happened with the MK8 giveaway? You didn’t say the winner of last week, nor did you launch the fourth giveaway. What happened?

  • Geoff Hammer


  • Curtis Hofer

    I paid $64.99 plus tax = $73.44

  • BuckStud

    I’d be careful buying it from Amazon for that price. The two lowest priced ones are from new sellers and both ship out of Texas.

  • David Natividad

    How great would it be,a new mario.i want to take mario on a walk in sub coaster territory.whooo hooooo

  • Flintinator

    Well, I got the game a day early for 49 euros, so……

  • HorizonChaser

    Can this title be edited to past tense now? That way people will stop rushing to be disappointed on Amazon. Still, appreciate the head’s up even if it was short-lived or too late for most people.

  • kopaka7

    Fry’s was actually selling the game for $49.99 for a few days. I think the offer is gone now, but I picked it up for that price in-store, which was pretty awesome. Also note that if Amazon has a game on sale and it is sold by Amazon.com, you can go into any Best Buy with a printout of the page and get the same deal.

  • Prid

    £34.98 ($58.7) for all you Europeans here: http://www.zavvi.com/games-wii-u/mario-kart-8/10817624.html

  • not anymore…

  • gamingpalooza

    i bought my copy at best buy for the same price, price matched

  • Carolina

    Does anyone know for how long it’s gonna be on $48??