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Mario Kart 7 to be released in Australia in the strangest ways

Nintendo announced Australia’s Mario Kart 7 release date yesterday, and in doing so raised many an eyebrow.

We can look forward to MK7 on 3 December 2011. Fair enough, you say, but why’s that weird?

For starters, that date is a Saturday, far from the normal Thursday release date we Aussies are accustomed to. Second, that release date is a day before the US gets the new 3DS kart racer. The date falls two days after Japan, and a day after Europe. Usually, Australians are the last to receive Nintendo games, and it’s usually quite a bit after Japan and the US are playing their new shiny game.

There you go, Australia — it’s an early Merry Christmas from Nintendo.

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