Nintendo Switch Restock: GameStop Receiving Limited Quantity For 'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe'

Based on the huge success of 2008's Mario Kart Wii, which went on to become that console's most successful title outside of Wii Sports and the best-selling racing game in history, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is expected to further boost the Switch's appeal.

To make a Nintendo Switch purchase even more affordable, GameStop is offering up to a $200 credit when a customer trades in a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, new Nintendo 3DS or Wii U (32GB) and applies the credit towards the purchase of a Nintendo Switch. The game retailer giant announced today that it has received a "limited supply" of the hard-to-find consoles, and is selling them across the United States right now.

Eric Bright, GameStop's senior director of merchandising, said that the arrival of their latest shipment is a "perfect timing" for them because it comes just days before "Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" launches. Running at a native 1080p while docked, and maintaining 720p in handheld mode, this remastered version of Mario Kart 8 bumped up its score on IGN by a third of a point.

Two items at your disposal adds another layer of strategy and mayhem to an already unpredictable game. Upon the update's availability, players will be treated with special buildings with themes centred around the "Mario Kart" franchise.

A light on the back of the kart indicates when the steering is activated. While Nintendo's top-notch art style works well in both docked and handheld modes, the game hasn't been tweaked all that much. Not only are there new stages to duke it out with other players either as AI, local wireless, or online multiplayer, there are new battle types for even more fun.

"I really played the game a lot during the adjustment and debug phases of the development", he says. GameStop is normally open for big game releases and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would constitute as one of them, but with the retailer announcing they will be getting a limited quantity of restock of the Nintendo Switch on Friday there's a good chance they will be open at midnight.

GeekMom received a promotional copy for review purposes.

Alex Osborn is a freelance writer for IGN.

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