Mario Kart 8 screenshot
Mario Kart 8 screenshot

Mario Kart 8 runs at 60fps in single-player and 2-player, but at only 30fps during 3 and 4-player modes, Nintendo has told

The news follows a fresh wave of hands-on previews and a brand new trailer released today, and is similar to issues found in previous Mario Karts that saw the frame rate drop during split-screen multiplayer.

During his hands-on playtest, Brett commented that the frame rate issue didn't lead to any "noticeable lag in control, but visually, it looked a mess". Nonetheless he was still left impressed by the overall experience, calling it the "best Mario Kart" yet.

Mario Kart 8 launches exclusively on Wii U on May 30.

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Woffls's Avatar


Heh, there's barely any four player split screen games around, let alone ones that can do 60fps for four separate outputs. I sure can't think of any - COD did on 2-split, but I'm not sure about 3+.

MK8 looks incredibly good, and pushing it to 60fps is impressive. I think it's 720p but there have been conflicting reports :s meh.
Posted 12:21 on 04 April 2014
MJTH's Avatar


Don't most games do this? I'm pretty call of duty games for the most part have run a 30fps during split screen. It's not really a new problem.
Posted 15:42 on 03 April 2014


Is this a big deal? I'm not really sure...
Posted 13:19 on 03 April 2014


Slightly disappointing but oh well. At least there's a solid 60fps in one/two player modes.
Posted 12:56 on 03 April 2014

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Release Date: 30/05/2014
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 3+
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