Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle Leaked

Posted: Apr 12 2017, 11:00am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle Leaked
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The first Nintendo Switch bundle is with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

A Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle just leaked amidst ongoing shortage of the Nintendo Switch consoles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is besides Zelda, the hottest upcoming release on the Nintendo Switch. The Switch version of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be released on April 28.

The Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch bundle contains either the Gray or the Neon Switch console and a physical copy of the game. The Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle leaked on the Russian Nintendo site, spotted by reddit user Lord_Daenar.

The Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle is more expensive than the regular versions. Early adopters of the Nintendo Switch do not need to worry there too much. The price for the Switch bundle (24,999 RUB) is about $50 more expensive than the stand-alone Switch consoles (22,499 RUB).

Usually a console bundle is priced in a way that consumers get the bundled game for free. Not in this case. It is just too early for that to happen. The Switch just went on sale 5 weeks ago.

At this point it is not known if Nintendo will make the Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle available in the United States. In the Nintendo Direct session scheduled today, Nintendo might shed some light on this bundle.

Read our Nintendo Switch Shopping Guide to find a Switch in stock.

The new Nintendo Switch launched on March 3 and as expected, it sold out on launch day. Nintendo's comments that there would be enough Switch consoles in March to satisfy demand turned out to be untrue. Nintendo now plans to double the production of the Nintendo Switch. The company plans to make 16 million Switch consoles starting April 1 until March 2018. The original plan was to produce 8 million Switch consoles.

The colorful Switch is slightly harder to find than the console with gray controllers. The premium resellers charge is with 50 to 65% still much lower than it is the case for the Nintendo NES Classic.

Nintendo is expected to ship 2 million Switch consoles in March for the global market. The number is too low and finding Nintendo Switch in stock after the initial launch batch sells out is very difficult. The Switch gave Nintendo their biggest console launch ever. The first 2-days of sales beat the Wii and all other Nintendo consoles.

The $59.99 NES Classic continues to be also in extreme short supply and Nintendo is unable to ship a significant resupply to resellers in weeks. Nintendo sold through 1.5 million NES Classic consoles and the demand is by far not satisfied.

It might take Nintendo until Fall to make enough Switch consoles to satisfy demand. The Switch will be one of the most popular Holiday gifts for the Holiday shopping season 2017.

For video game fans who have not pre-ordered a Switch yet, there are still chances on launch day. There have been midnight launches for the Nintendo Switch at several retailers. The online availability of the Switch is expected to be very limited on launch day.

The Nintendo Switch is a completely new video game concept. It's a mobile console first with removable small controllers. The mobile unit with display rest in a Nintendo Switch console connected to your TV. The mobile unit slides inside the Switch docking station, where it also gets charged.

The small controllers that are detachable from the mobile unit also slide onto a home controller. A new Zelda game will be amongst the launch titles for the new Nintendo Switch, formerly known as Nintendo NX.

The Nintendo Switch games sell for $59.99 like the games for the PS4 and Xbox One. The announced Nintendo Switch game line-up includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Nintendo killed region locking on the Nintendo Switch. Any game sold in any region will be playable on the Nintendo Switch.

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.

Read the latest Nintendo Switch updates and also check out our Nintendo NES Classic shopping guide. Visit The Tracker by I4U News (beta) for the latest in stock updates.

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