When we think about big titles from the early 00’s that really shined on the Nintendo GameCube one of the many titles that instantly comes to mind is Mario Kart Double Dash which was released back in 2003. Since its release Mario Kart: Double Dash has managed to sell over 7 million copies worldwide making it the second best selling game ever for the Nintendo GameCube. Despite, how successful Mario Kart Double Dash was for GameCube there are some who question whether or not it could have been big in arcade centers worldwide during the early 00’s. After all, we got to see the releases Mario Kart GP 1 & 2 in arcade centers back in ’05 and ’07.
Also, a few years ago we got to see the release of Mario Kart Arcade GP DX back in 2013 which is still popular to this very day. While in theory Mario Kart: Double Dash could have been a huge success in arcade centers back in the day the truth is that it being a GameCube exclusive added to the title’s overall prestige back in the early 00’s. While an arcade release of Mario Kart: Double Dash could have been helpful it was no necessary seeing how popular the MK series had become during the early 00’s.