Nintendo Peeks Mario Kart 8 Deluxe In Switch Commercial But What's Up With The Guy On The Toilet Playing?

Nintendo Switch Bathroom

Nintendo is not being coy about why you might want a hybrid game console that you can take with you for gaming on the go. Or when you have to go, as in, to the bathroom. Just as tablets and smartphones replaced the practice of reading shampoo bottles and paper magazines in the holy sanctuary of bowel movements, the Nintendo Switch could be the next must-have gadget when it's time do your personal business. Mario and the gang will be more than happy to join you in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

As the retail launch for the Nintendo Switch draws near, Nintendo has begun ramping up its advertising efforts to drum up excitement over the unique console. The company's latest ad spot is a 30-second clip that begins with a dude on the toilet playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Don't worry, Nintendo doesn't show any of hits naughty bits in the ad, though you can catch a glimpse of the game.

Kudos to Nintendo for not shying away from what will undoubtedly be one of the more popular scenarios for using the Switch, at least when playing solo. When you're gathered around friends on the couch, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will support multiplayer gaming with your big screen TV divided into four sections. That is also portrayed in the commercial, as is playing with fellow students in a college lecture hall. We're not sure how the professor might feel about that, but hey, Nintendo's apparently keeping it real.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will support up to four players on single television no matter how big (or small) it is, and up to 8 players in local play. Beyond those tidbits, information about the forthcoming game take a backseat to getting potential buyers hyped over the various places they might use the Switch.

Nintendo Switch Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

The Switch features a 6.2-inch display with a 1280x720 resolution for gaming on the go, and can output up to 1920x1080 on your TV. It is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra processor and has 32GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and battery life of 2.5 hours to 6.5 hours on a single charge.

Nintendo said there will be 2 million Switch consoles available for the first month when it launches to retail in March, and that it does not expect to have a shortage like it did with the NES Classic Edition console. The price has been set at $299.