A physical package release of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and the Booster Course Pass DLC is coming to China next week. As shared on Twitter by Daniel Ahmad, the package will cost approximately $56 USD and is also available digitally. It comes with the first 16 DLC tracks already available, as well as the future tracks coming next year.
The standalone Mario Kart 8 Deluxe digital copy in the US costs $60, so it’s a considerable saving for those in China to buy the combo pack. The Booster Course Pass will add 12 new cups to the game, for a total of 48 extra tracks by the end of 2023. The first two waves containing eight tracks each already released earlier this year, with the third wave set to release sometime this winter.
The Nintendo Switch arrived in China with a late release in 2019. The delayed console release also came with delayed video game releases, such as 2017’s Super Mario Odyssey launching in China in March 2020. Due to China’s historic resistance to foreign gaming devices, Nintendo partnered with Chinese gaming juggernaut Tencent to distribute the console, a collaboration with great success.
More than one million Switches had been sold by the start of 2021, as reported by Reuters. This figure only includes authorized sales, and not those sold on the grey market. The grey market encompasses the sale of goods that are authentic and legal, but sold through unauthorized channels.
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