Mario Kart Tour Delayed, Nintendo Confirms

Mario Kart Tour has been delayed until summer

Nintendo's latest investor report is here, bringing together the facts and figures for the nine month period ending December 31, 2018. This marks a 25.9% YoY increase in sales with a 24.5% YoY increase in profits. This has certainly turned out to be the case. For comparison, the 3DS has 7 titles that have over 10 million units sold, while the Wii U had none at all. Super Mario Party, the weakest of the three, sold 5.3 million units. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sold 12.08 million units.

Hardware fared equally well, though there has been a reduction in the target for total Switch sales.

It's also worth noting that the Switch saw a massive quarter in software sales with 53.51 million units total.

In brief: Before the Nintendo Switch launched in March 2017, quite a few people expected it to be a failure, but they were quickly proved wrong.

In their latest quarterly results they've downgraded their target to just 17 million, which they'll easily meet because they're now on 14.49 million. On mobile devices, Nintendo is still going very slow, though they did see the launch of Dragalia Lost.

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As for the reason behind the delay, Nintendo said the game needs more time for polish, and in order to be better prepared for post-launch content support.

Nintendo's plans for the future still certainly revolve around the Switch console, at least for now.

On the software side though it's nothing but good news, as they reveal that the three months from October to December were the best ever for Switch software sales, which rose 30% from a year ago.

Nintendo announced today via its official Twitter account that its upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour has been delayed. It was scheduled to release within the current quarter but has now been set back to summer 2019.

The company also noted that it would begin to focus more on "continued service operations" for games that have already been released for smartphones so customers will play them for a long time.

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