Analyst Predicts Nintendo is Going to Announce Mario Kart 9 Next Year

Could We Really See Something on Mario Kart 9 Next Year?

It’s been quite some time since we got a new Mario Kart game. Mario Kart 8 was the latest main series game, and it came out on the Wii U in 2014. A remastered version called Mario Kart 8 Deluxe came out in 2017, but this was mostly just the same game. Because of its popularity, you would think Nintendo would be eager to pump out another Mario Kart game. According to this game analyst, Nintendo might be doing just that.

Mario Kart Tour posted an article detailing many famed game analysts’ predictions for 2022. The article also details what Analysts’ predictions for 2021 came true and which ones didn’t. One of the analysts featured in the article is Dr. Serkan Toto. He is the CEO of the Japanese video game industry consultancy company Kantan Games. “I am aware Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is still selling very well on the Nintendo Switch, but Mario Kart 9 is in active development (and comes with a new twist) and Nintendo could tease it this year,” Toto said.

He doesn’t give any details to back up this information or about what the ‘new twist’ is. All we have to go on is his credibility and our own speculation. On that note, take this prediction with a grain of salt. Serkan Toto does have a back catalog of predictions that helps prove his credibility though. He accurately predicted that app stores would receive structural changes and that the PS5 would surpass the Xbox Series X in sales.

Serkan Toto continued with his Nintendo predictions saying we will likely see a new mobile game from the company in 2022. “On mobile, Nintendo has been very silent since Mario Kart Tour’s launch in 2019, but I think 2022 is when we will see an established IP arriving on smart devices again,” said Toto.

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