If you thought The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild secured some astronomical sales (its attach rate to Switch hardware was over 100%), you'll want to check out what's happened over at Amazon after just one day of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe availability. According to the site's 2017 videogame sales charts, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has surpassed both Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn in less than 24 hours.
Keep in mind that this is not for the month of April, or for this week: it's for the entirety of 2017 so far. Of course, Amazon's numbers don't account for all retailers nor do they include digital downloads, but the online retail giant does act as a nice microcosm and sample size of what to expect industry-wide. For Mario Kart 8 Deluxe orders to reach such massive totals so quickly seems almost like it might be a glitch in the system, but as of now there's nothing to suggest that the game's rank isn't in fact real.
We'll likely learn more about total Mario Kart 8 Deluxe sales numbers, as well as continued Switch sales numbers, in the coming weeks. In the meantime, check out our review of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as well as why playing the game online is both incredibly fun and incredibly maddening.