Mario Kart 7

3DS / Racing / Release: Dec 4, 2011 / ESRB: E

Nintendo offering free Pokemon X/Y with 3DS and game purchase

By Steve Watts, Feb 25, 2014 6:30am PST

Nintendo is offering a promotion during the month of March that will give a free download code for Pokemon X or Y with the purchase of a 3DS and one of six games.


Nintendo announces 3DS XL holiday bundle with Mario Kart 7

By Jeff Mattas, Nov 28, 2012 9:45am PST

Nintendo has announced an upcoming holiday 3DS XL Bundle, which includes Mario Kart 7 for free.


Shack PSA: 3DS first-party hits out now download

By Steve Watts, Oct 18, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Nintendo has put up some of its first-party 3DS titles on the eShop today, as it continues its efforts to offer select parts of the library as digital downloads.


Mario Kart 7 shortcuts removed via patch

By Steve Watts, May 15, 2012 12:45pm PDT

Nintendo has announced it will patch Mario Kart 7 to eliminate three unintended shortcuts in multiplayer modes.


Nintendo reports first annual loss of about $460 million

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2012 9:00am PDT

Nintendo has outlined its first ever annual operating loss, and detailed its plans for the coming year in terms of strategy and predicted sales.


Nintendo 3DS game patch support coming

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 23, 2012 2:00pm PDT

In ye oldene dayes, if a console game was broken, it was stuck that way forever. Or, in the case of the Nintendo 3DS, in ye moderne dayes too. Not for much longer, though, as the handheld is getting support for game patches in a firmware update this week.


Mario 3DS games quickly overtook launch titles

By Steve Watts, Feb 09, 2012 5:00pm PST

An analytical look at Nintendo's 2011 sales numbers show Nintendo's first-party titles cleaning up, especially when Mario is involved, but third parties still lagging behind.


Nintendo 3DS sales pass 4 million in the US

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 03, 2012 8:00am PST

A new year is here, so let the video games business boasts begin! Nintendo today revealed that over 4 million 3DSs have now been sold in the US, while Super Mario 3D Land, Mario Kart 7, and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword have all sold over a million.


Weekend Confirmed 89 - Minecraft, Uncharted 3, Mario Kart 7

By Garnett Lee, Dec 02, 2011 11:00am PST

Jeff surprises Xav and Garnett this week with tales of his first few nights fighting to survive in Minecraft. He's been hard at work with his...


Coins an 'essential element' of Mario Kart 7

By Steve Watts, Nov 29, 2011 9:30am PST

Mario Kart 7 program director Yusuke Shiraiwa talks about the design philosophy behind bringing coins back to the series, and the challenges he faced hitting 60 FPS in a 3D game.


Retro's help with Mario Kart 7 'an act of emergency'

By Xav de Matos, Nov 28, 2011 5:30pm PST

Mario Kart series producer Hideki Konno has revealed that production on Mario Kart 7 stalled when it became necessary for Nintendogs + Cats to be completed for the Nintendo 3DS launch.


How the 3DS 'Join Game' feature works

By Steve Watts, Nov 23, 2011 12:30pm PST

We get a look at the 3DS "Join Game" feature through the first game to use it, Mario Kart 7.


Mario Kart 7 is 'traditional' series entry, says Miyamoto

By Steve Watts, Nov 22, 2011 3:30pm PST

Mario Kart 7 isn't changing up the series formula in any drastic ways, and that's intentional. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto says the series is "pretty stable" and doesn't need large evolutionary leaps.


Nintendo strategically holding back 3DS games

By Steve Watts, Nov 01, 2011 10:00am PDT

Nintendo's Satoru Iwata explains that some 3DS delays have been intentional, to keep them out of the overcrowded holiday season and give them their best chance for sales.


Mario Kart 7 online features detailed, classic tracks teased

By Steve Watts, Oct 21, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Nintendo outlined the online, StreetPass, and SpotPass features for Mario Kart 7 today, along with teasing some of the new and classic courses for the kart racer.