I just cancelled my Mario Kart 8 Booster Pack pre-order at Nintendo to score this deal instead

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
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Update: The first batch of Mario Kart 8 DLC launches this week and I've found just an even better deal on the Booster Course Pack. Race over and score this one before it sells out.

I’ve played countless hours of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on my Nintendo Switch over the last few years. Naturally, I reacted with giddy excitement when last week’s Nintendo Direct confirmed multiple DLC packs for the game via the Mario Kart Booster Course Pass. 

I rushed over to the Nintendo eShop and got my pre-order in literally as soon as the listing page went live. However, earlier today I cancelled my order. Not because I’m no longer interested in receiving 48 new courses for the already content loaded Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, but because I found a can’t miss deal on the DLC pass. 

Right now, you can get the Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass for £16.85 at Shopto. That’s a very respectable £5.64 off its standard retail price of £22.49. You’ll get a code for the pass delivered to you instantly and this can be redeemed starting March 18, when the first batch of eight courses is released. It's one of the best Nintendo Switch deals around.

Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass: was £22.49 now £16.85 @ Shopto

Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass: was £22.49 now £16.85 @ Shopto
The Mario Kart 8 Booster Course Pass adds 48 new racing tracks to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Courses will be delivered in batches of eight over six waves. This deal from Shopto takes almost £6 off the DLC packs usual retail price. 

At its standard retail price the course pass works out at around 46p per additional track, with this deal each new course will cost you just 35p. This is a gaming deal that verges on the unbeatable.

If you missed the announcement of this DLC, 48 additional courses are being added to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The courses will be remastered versions of iconic racing tracks from across the Mario Kart franchise, including courses from fan favourites such as Mario Kart Double Dash and Mario Kart DS.

The courses will be released in six waves, each comprising of eight race tracks. Nintendo has confirmed that all six waves will be released by the end of 2023. That means for the next two years, Mario Kart fans will regularly have new courses to race on. For less than £17, that's a bargain. 

Rory Mellon
Entertainment Editor (UK)

Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team. 

  • Leesworth
    I checked this out and the US price of the DLC is $25 and 17 British pounds converted to USD is around that. Idk why you would've had a higher price to preorder originally but there is no deal to snag.
  • Tyler0017
    Imagine not having Nintendo online to get it for free
  • Chiguy42
    Tyler0017 said:
    Imagine not having Nintendo online to get it for free

    Imagine paying $30 more annually for an expansion pack that costs $25 once and then not owning it.