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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe runs at 60fps for 1-2 players and 30fps for 3-4

by Joey Davidson | March 12, 2017March 12, 2017 12:30 pm PDT

During a meeting with Nintendo at PAX East this year, we were able to confirm the docked resolution and FPS performance for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch. We spoke directly with Nintendo.

When docked, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will run at 60fps in 1080p. It will hold that resolution when docked no matter what. When split-screen with two players, the game will maintain that 60fps in 1080p performance; but, it will drop to 30fps in 1080p when three or four players come in for split-screen local play.

We were unable to confirm the FPS performance for the game when it wasn’t docked.

What about Mario Kart 8‘s numbers?

Mario Kart 8 ran at 60fps in 720p on the Wii U. When playing in split-screen, the console dropped to 30fps with some odd dips and weird refreshing patterns. To a player who cares about this stuff, it was noticeable as all get-out.

We did not play split-screen at this event, so I can’t confirm whether or not it maintains that 30fps target with three or four players.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will launch for the Nintendo Switch on April 28, 2017.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...