Nintendo Deals & Downloads: Mario Kart 8 and more this week

This week is a big one for Nintendo, with Mario Kart 8 racing into the hearts of fans everywhere tomorrow, May 30. Of course it’s the biggest release of the year so far, so we expect fans will be snatching this one up for days to come. Aside from Mario Kart 8 however, there are a few more titles that are coming to both the Nintendo 3DS and the Wii U that might be of interest to you. Here’s a look at them.

Wii U eShop Downloads

  • Mario Kart 8 – $59.99
  • Ittle Dew
  • Gravity Badgers
  • Luv Me Buddies Wonderland

Wii U eShop Deals

  • LEGO: The Hobbit is getting a permanent price reduction from $49.99 to $39.99.
  • If you buy Mario Kart 8 this week, don’t forget to register your game with Club Nintendo to receive a FREE game. US users are able to choose from Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, New Super Mario Bros. U, or The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.

Wii U Virtual Console

  • KLONOA: Empire of Dreams

Nintendo 3DS eShop Downloads

  • No new downloads this week.

Nintendo 3DS eShop Deals

  • To celebrate the announcement of Pushmo World for the Wii U, Nintendo is offering 33% off Pushmo and Crashmo until June 13.

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console

  • Mega Man Xtreme 2

Aside from the deals available on the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo also added a new way to buy eShop cash with $10 eShop Cards now coming equipped with AR cards called Photos with Mario. Currently these cards are only available at Target, so if you want to load up on eShop cash and play around with AR cards, check those out.

$10 Nintendo eShop Cards including Photos with Mario – There’s a new way to have fun with your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. A special-edition series of $10 Nintendo eShop Cards lets you use your Nintendo 3DS system to play and pose with Mario, Princess Peach or a Goomba using character cards and the Photos with Mario application, at no additional cost. Not only do you get $10 to spend on downloadable games in the Nintendo eShop on both Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, but you also get a cool way to create fun photos on your Nintendo 3DS system. Choose your favorite character (or collect all three!) exclusively at Target retail stores. For details, visit