Over 8 million people picked up Mario Kart 8 when it dropped on the Wii U, but that hasn't stopped people from throwing blue and red shells en masse. Including yours truly.
One of the reasons I took the Switch with me on holiday - to Japan no less - was because I knew Mario Kart 8 Deluxe would be coming out. The Switch is a good thing to have for airplanes and long train rides, but the idea of a few races late at night seemed like a perfect way to unwind late at night.
Curiously, I was surprised at how well the online matchmaking held up. My experience has mostly been on portable Wi-Fi in Japan; I've only been back in Australia for a couple of days, and haven't seen what the experience is like here. But it was smooth as butter when I was in Japan, which was neat given how many complaints I saw about disconnection issues.
That aside, the changes seem fun. Item usage is super aggressive in multiplayer, which seems to benefit characters with more acceleration. You don't get a lot of opportunities to break away from the pack when you're being hit by items every fifteen seconds, so getting the most speed in bursts, rather than top-line speed, seems sensible.
How are you finding Mario Kart 8 on the Switch?