Mar 4th, 2014


Mario Kart 8 launches on May 30, but if you want to make sure you have a copy reserved before then, your best bet is to pre-order. Amazon is usually my go-to place for recommending pre-orders, but they’re currently out of stock on Mario Kart 8 and there’s no telling when pre-orders will be open through them again.

That being said, Newegg has you covered with Mario Kart 8, as they’re offering the pre-order along with a $5 promotional card to be used on anything else on their website. It’s not much of a deal, but some cash back is certainly better than none, especially now that Amazon appears to be out of stock for their pre-orders.

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  • NintendoFan

    Mario Kart 8 is coming out May 30th not May 20th.

  • Justin Lee

    Made a mistake. Corrected date. Deleted comment. No one would ever know.

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  • Ryudo9

    Do they charge the day you order or the day it’s shipped? Tight on money this month and know some sites charge right away.

    • darkcreap

      Amazon charges the day it is shipped. For other online stores, I don’t know.

    • I’m not sure about Newegg, but like darkcreap said Amazon doesn’t charge until the item ships.

    • megamanultra

      they charge the day it’s shipped. Have a preorder for mk8 through them when it was $50 over the holiday season.

  • Wooopigsooie

    Wow… I don’t usually pre-order games, but with the way MK8 is selling (at least on Amazon) I may have to.

  • MerryBlind .

    Mario Kart 8 NEEDS 5-players local multiplayer with a 5th player on the GamePad screen. That would be a killer feature which would convince a whole a lot of people to buy a Wii U with Mario Kart. Hell they should even make it 6-players with 2 GamePad! It’s about time Nintendo gives us a game that uses 2 GamePads.

    Besides, Sonic and SEGA All-Stars Racing Transformed already proved 5-players was feasible; Nintendo has no reasons.

    Also, 6-players local would be a good reason to release a bundle including Mario Kart 8 + RED GamePad for 125$ or something.

    COME ON NINTENDO, you can give tremendous momentum to the Wii U just with that! DO IT..

    • Garrett Miller

      Problem with 2 gamepads is that the system would have to render to those extra displays, dropping the framerate down to 30.

      • MerryBlind .

        Who cares??? Sure I really really really prefer 60fps, but every local multiplayer game ever has had to make sacrifices the more players are added. I’d take 6-players local multiplayer Mario Kart at 30fps anyday instead of max 4-players at 60fps.

        Also, imagine playing 3 players locally, but one player is on the TV, and the 2 others are on their respective GamePad! Everyone would have their own screen, but still be local!

  • Hyper_Fuze

    Pre-order game. Get $5 gift card. Cancel pre-order. Get money back. Pre-order again. Get another $5 gift card. Cancel Pre-order again. Get money back. Repeat for infinite gift cards and use the money to get Mario Kart 8 free. Enjoy

    • Kidvizious

      Anyone able to confirm this works? Lol

    • Tim van Broekhoven

      And when you do, you’re a huge dick.

    • CanadaGuy

      They don’t send the card information to you until 4 days after you are invoiced. Hene: No invoice==no gift card.

      Besides, if this worked and was exploited, it is called fraud.

  • makkan

    im from europe here so newegg doesn’t say anything to me, but i will buy this game thats for sure.