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NintendoVS announces the Mario Kart North American Open October 2020, starts October 9th


Target selling Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack with a $10 gift card

A little something extra for your trouble

Want to snag two first party Switch games and get yourself a little something extra? Target has a deal going on right now for their Mario Kart 8 Deluxe + Super Mario Party Double Pack, which is priced at $100. If you snag a pre-order for the package, you can walk away with a $10 gift card. Place your order here.

Latest Famitsu features a full-page Super Mario advert

This ad is super!

The latest issue of the Japanese publication Famitsu features an advert highlighting 3 of the major Super Mario games available on Nintendo Switch. While none of the artwork is new, it's interesting to see Nintendo continue to push these already high-selling games.

Mario Kart North American Open August 2020 kicks off Aug. 14th, 2020

Almost time to hit the track again

3. 2. 1. Go! online and prove you can tear up the track in the Mario Kart North American Open August 2020 tournament. The top 8 players each day of the tournament will receive 2500 Gold Points to use on Nintendo eShop! Join in by entering in the following tournament codes each day:

August 14th: 2956-9870-8011
August 15th: 3581-0995-1531
August 16th: 2630-8380-0107

Think you have what it takes to leave the competition in the dust? Start practicing now, and find out more info on registration for the event here.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe billboard spotted in China

Spreading the word

Tencent and Nintendo are slowly buy surely spreading the word on the Switch in China. As you can see in the image above, a billboard has been put up to promote Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The Switch may not be doing huge numbers in China, but there's a very long road ahead for any legitimate game platform in the region. Nintendo's doing the hard work now to hopefully find bigger success later. Billboards like these are key in getting the word out.

Nintendo releases a "Test Your 5-Second Focus with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe" video

Focus!

Test your concentration with this 5-Second Focus challenger featuring Mario Kart 8 Deluxe! Pay close attention to each 5-second clip and see if you can answer the focus questions without re-watching (or looking at the comments!)

Join the Mario Kart North American Open June 2020 tournament and you could win My Nintendo Gold Points!

May the best racer win!

Get ready to race toward the finish line in the Mario Kart North American Open June 2020 tournament! Eligible players of the Mario Kart™ 8 Deluxe game from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will have a chance to compete in this in-game* event from June 26 – 28.

Players can take part in up to 24 races each day and will be scored based on their in-game ranking in each race. At the end of each day, the top eight players with the highest accumulated scores will receive 2,500 My Nintendo Gold Points!

Join the tournament on June 26 – 28 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. PT by selecting Online Play*, picking Tournaments, and then click on Search by Code. Once there, you can enter the day’s tournament code:

6/26/2020: 3557-8041-7067
6/27/2020: 2245-4903-3515
6/28/2020: 5188-8851-1019
Voilà! You’re ready for the starting line!

Scores reset at the end of each day, so if you don’t win the first day, try again! But please remember, a single player may only claim one prize. If that same player happens to land in the top eight during the remainder of the event, they won’t get another prize. Instead, the next eligible player on the leaderboard will be declared the winner for that tournament day. This way, everyone has a shot!

We hope you’ll be able to join in. Good luck, everyone!

Nintendo the second most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for May 16th to June 15th, 2020

Beat out by Sony

Nintendo has been taking the top spot in TV commercial viewership for a few months now, but this time around they drop to second place overall. Sony took #1 for May 16th to June 15th, 2020, but you can get the full details on Nintendo's second place finish below.

- aired 15 ads over 1,700 times
- 264.9 million TV ad impressions
- top commercial by impressions (51.1 million) was “How We Play: Mario Kart 8”
- SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, and Big City Greens were three of the top shows by impressions
- top networks included Nick, Disney Channel, and Cartoon Network

Nintendo the most-seen gaming industry brand on TV for April 16th to May 15th, 2020

Nintendo does it again


The latest TV commercial info for the game industry has come in, and Nintendo once again dominated the airwaves. The Big N was #1 for April 16th to May 15th, 2020, and you can get the full details below.

- 413.9 million TV ad impressions generated by 14 spots that ran over 2,700 times
- most-seen ad with 150.9 million impressions was “How We Play: Mario Kart 8”
- networks Disney Channel, Cartoon Network, and Nick generated the highest impressions-counts
- top programs included SpongeBob SquarePants, Big City Greens, and Bunk’d

Suicide prevention charity CALM running a star-studded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament on May 19th, 2020

All for a good cause

CALM is a charity organization out to prevent suicide through a number of efforts, and their latest is going to tie in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, a number of celebrities will be going head-to-head in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, all of which will be playing for charity donations. The tournament will run on CALM's official Twitch channel from 7pm - 9pm BST on May 19th, 2020, and the celebs included should be quite familiar to the UK crowd.

The lineup of familiar faces includes Normal People stars Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones, rugby player Anthony Watson, footballer Tyrone Mings, musician Tom Grennan, comedians Iain Stirling, Jon Richardson and Seann Walsh, YouTuber Joe Sugg, fitness coach Bradley Simmonds, and reality TV star Josh Patterson.

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