Mario Kart 8 drops tomorrow, and for anyone who owns a Wii U, it’s a first-day purchase.

A not-up-for-debate, plunk-down-your-money, first-day purchase. For anyone who doesn’t own a Wii U? It’s a damn good reason to buy one. Finally, after two years of floundering with non-distinct branding, sparse 3rd party support, and amazing games that went unnoticed—Pikmin 3, Super Mario 3D World— Nintendo has struck gold with Mario Kart 8. 

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