Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” came to Nintendo Switch with a huge bang, driving in sales after sales. As a matter of fact, it is making massive waves at the Japanese retail. While it went down for a little while, the titular kart game is back on top.

As soon as Nihon Falcom’s “Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” was released, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” saw a worthy competitor. This was even challenged with the arrival of Bandai Namco’s fighting-themed game “Tekken 7.” Apparently, though, the racing game was soon dethroned, giving the number one spot to a new successor.

A king in the Japanese charts once more

Surprisingly, the aforementioned title gained full power and charged itself back to the number position. It reportedly shifted around 14,443 units in just a matter of days. This only goes to show that the Japanese have shown great interest towards the game. It is worth noting that, for the fifth time, the highly celebrated Nintendo Switch game is back on top one again.

The success of the game was followed by “Tekken 7” at the number two rank. This happened following the latter’s 75 percent fall in terms of week-on-week sales. As for “Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana,” it quietly settled at the number seventh place following a sales decline of at least 52 percent.

The changes in the ranking, in one way or another, paved the way for several Nintendo games to jump back into the circle last week. This includes “Monster Hunter XX” from Capcom for the 3DS console, hitting the third spot; whereas “Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” finished fourth.

What made the game an easy favorite

Needless to say, “Mario Kart 8 Deluxe” is a game taken directly from the original title released on the Wii U console.

Unfortunately for the latter’s version, it did not make a huge impact. The magnitude of its release did not really become a significant addition to the video game industry. Many believe that developers were not generous enough to pack it with likable features. Or, as what others would say, the console is not just apt for the game.

In Nintendo Switch, however, it appears that the racing title has found sanctuary. Soon after it was released, it quickly became one of the most played games on the console. It holds true that there were features and even tracks that were never present on the Wii U version but were made available on the Switch version. This is not to mention the changes the developers made to some gameplay systems, making the overall experience worth it.