2019 is shaping up to be another huge year for gaming, Mario Kart coming to mobile could very well be the highlight though.
Aside from Pokemon, Mario Kart is arguably one of Nintendo’s biggest every success stories and remains a firm favourite amongst casual and die-hard gamers alike.
The checkered flag has been raised and the finish line is near. A new mobile application is now in development: Mario Kart Tour! #MarioKartTour Releasing in the fiscal year ending in March 2019. pic.twitter.com/8GIyR7ZM4z
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 1, 2018
It was announced a while back that Mario Kart Tour, a mobile version of the beloved Mario Kart games, would be out in 2019, which means it’s going to be here before you know it.
Usually, yes, bringing a game like this to your phone is a bad idea. We end up with watered-down ports that aren’t really suited for the small screen, or we get buggy messes that end up getting uninstalled after a couple of attempts to play.
But this won’t be the first time Nintendo takes on the mobile market. Animal Crossing Mobile and Super Mario Run are just two of the very popular Nintendo mobile titles, and they’ve earned a lot of money for the company.
Basically, they know what they’re doing.
According to a report from analytics firm Sensor Tower, Nintendo earned around $348 million from its iOS and Android apps in 2018 alone, proving there’s definitely a market for the games.
As of yet, next to nothing is known about Mario Kart Tour, but we’re hoping to see some gameplay in one of the upcoming Nintendo Direct announcements. Either way, we can imagine it’s going to be immensely popular however it looks.