Mario Kart Tour coming to mobile next year

Nintendo Switch's Sales to Customers Are Over 13 Million Units; SNES Classic at 4 Million Units

The biggest was probably the announcement of a new Mario Kart game for phones, extending Nintendo's plan to take its valuable intellectual property to the massive mobile market.

To help soften the blow of having to pay for a now free service, Nintendo Switch Online will also allow users to download a classic collection of games that have been modified to include online play.

It's also worth mentioning that Nintendo has seen a lot of interesting in its limited smartphone play. When it does arrive, we anticipate a wildly popular reception, considering how popular the Mario Kart franchise is as a whole.

Nintendo has announced a whole range of new releases that will be coming over the next year.

'The chequered flag has been raised and the finish line is near, ' the Kyoto-based company tweeted. The series has sold over 100 million copies until now and the last Mario Kart game - Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on Nintendo Switch.

The launch is a continuation of the Nintendo smartphone roadmap that was revealed previous year.

Nintendo is up 11.59% this year.

Quarterly sales ballooned to almost 483 billion yen, up from 174 billion yen the previous year, on the success of its Switch, a hybrid game machine that can be played both as a home console as well as a handheld.

Super Mario Run costs £9.99 to unlock the rest of the game after the first demo world. Locking tracks behind a paywall might not make great sense as it would discourage players from sticking with the game.

Allowing gamers to experience classic Super Mario, Donkey Kong and many other exclusives for an affordable subscription model could work in their favor, especially if it gets launched on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles. In 2017, the Japanese firm came up with Fore Emblem Heroes, Super Mario Run, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and the ill-fated Miitomo social app.

The home console, which can be on a television or on-to-go thanks to its in-built six-inch touchscreen and detachable Joy Con controllers, has seen enormous demand. Expect to learn more later this year.

As part of a series of announcements, Nintendo also confirmed that its long-awaited online gaming service for the Switch will launch in September.