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April 2017 Retro Gaming Article


April 25, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Target is dressing up for Friday's launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Target stores participating in a Nintendo Kart makeover
650 Target stores are participating in a Nintendo Kart makeover to stoke shoppers for the latest Mario Kart video game.
For a limited time, Target stores are decorating with a flare for Mario Kart and commerce. With the initial success of the Nintendo Switch and a long-running Nintendo favorite coming to market, it's a great time to remind customers to get their copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

I hope they have higher stock levels than usual to satisfy the day-one buyers who will mob stores to revel in their Mario-ness and snag the latest edition of this video game racer. It would be upsetting to march in through the Nintendo arch belting out the Mario theme song, grab a Mario Kart themed shopping cart and dash toward the video games only to discover they sold out of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

Sadly I don't have a Target nearby. I'd certainly take the opportunity to hop in a shopping cart for a Kart-selfie. My advice would be: get there early, avoid the trappings, and make a dash for the game aisle. You can hop in a Mario shopping Kart after you get your copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe!

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